Coalition govt will complete full term: Kumaraswamy

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. DH photo.

After 100 days in office, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday exuded confidence that his government would complete its full term and firmly rejected reports of “confusion” among the coalition partners, the Congress and the JD(S).

“We can resolve confusion only when it is there. There is no confusion,” Kumaraswamy told reporters here responding to questions on differences with the Congress. He was flanked by Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and ministers R V Deshpande and Bandeppa Kashempur.

Parameshwara also rejected reports of differences among the coalition partners. “All decisions are being taken with proper consultation,” Parameshwara said.

Kumaraswamy took potshots at the opposition BJP saying its leaders were confused as they were unable to find any wrong doing in the government.

“Since land denotification and illegalities are not happening, Yeddyurappa feels that our government has not taken off. What else the BJP leaders can talk about. They are merely speculating,” the chief minister said referring to state BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa's remarks that the Congress-JD(S) government has not taken off fully.

While in the national capital, the chief minister met Congress President Rahul Gandhi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh.

“How can anyone say the government has not taken off when the Centre has appreciated the state for its relief work in flood-hit Kodagu. Even the President of India has praised the state for taking active steps to provide the relief,” Kumaraswamy said.

The chief minister asserted that the coalition government was “secure” and will complete its full term without hiccups.

Kumaraswamy also down played reports of his predecessor Siddaramaiah expressing the desire to become chief minister again.

“Everyone should have aspiration to become a chief minister. Anybody can become a chief minister. Yeddyurappa can also. You cannot grow in politics if you don't have aspiration,” he said.

Deshpande said that a common minimum programme has been chalked out and decisions were being taken accordingly.

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