I shed tears everyday, says Kumaraswamy

I shed tears everyday, says Kumaraswamy

CM H D Kumaraswamy

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has sharply reacted to former chief minister and BJP leader S M Krishna’s remark that he weeps only during elections saying that he sheds tears every day and those who mock at him don’t know the value of tears.

Speaking to media persons at Aanavatti in Sorab taluk on Wednesday, he said, “I am an emotional person by nature. I feel disheartened when I see the farmers’ problems. It makes me emotional and I shed tears. Everybody can’t shed tears and those who are sensitive and emotional can only shed tears”.

He also taunted BJP saying that he has not made people shed tears after the elections like others.

Reacting to election in Mandya, he said the farmers of the constituency have assured that they would not let him down. He exuded confidence that the coalition partners would win 12 seats out of 14 that are going to the polls in the first phase on April 18.

Ridiculing media coverage on Mandya Lok Sabha polls, he said more than eight TV news channels aired the news related to election campaigns for days together and thus gave publicity to his son Nikhil at the national level. “They made my son a national politician and I thank them for it.”

Later speaking at an election campaign, Kumaraswamy alleged that BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa has been striving to topple the coalition government from the day one.

“Now, they have set deadline of May 24. They had offered Rs 10 crore, Rs 20 crore to legislators of JD(S).  Where did they get the money from? Did he bring it from rice mill or educational institutes (owned by B S Yeddyurappa)? I have not constructed educational institutes to make money,” he said.