Should have made G T Devegowda as CM: H D Kumaraswamy

Should have made G T Devegowda as CM: H D Kumaraswamy

'The party leaders are watching his activities and I have maintained distance from him for more than a year now'

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy addresses the party workers during MyMUL election campaign in Hunsur, Mysuru district on Saturday. DH PHOTO

JD(S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday criticised JD(S) MLA G T Devegowda, who has maintained distance from the party activities said that he made a mistake by not making Devegowda as chief minister.

Speaking to reporters here, Kumaraswamy said, “Devegowda should have been made as chief minister for defeating then CM (Siddaramaiah) from Chamundeshwari Assembly segment in 2018.”

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Kumaraswamy said, “The party leaders are watching his activities and I have maintained distance from him for more than a year now. We are not identifying him as JD(S) man in the Assembly session. He will be expelled from the party at the right time.”

For a query about Periyapatna MLA Mahadevu’s son contesting against JD(S) faction in Mysuru Milk Union (MyMUL) election, Kumaraswamy said, “We have warned him and the leaders will never forgive the MLAs going against the party.”