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'I Believe Mamata Ji Has All The Capabilities Of Leading The Country': H D Kumaraswamy

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| January 21 , 2019 , 15:09 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday was all praises for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and termed her as a "good administrator" and has all capabilities of leading the country.

Kumaraswamy also said that people of the country were totally "disappointed" with the administration of PM Narendra Modi.

The Janata Dal (Secular) leader, however, maintained that leadership was not the pressing issue at hand and the opposition needs to focus on ways and ideas to win the polls.

Speaking to PTI, the Karnataka Chief Minister said, "According to me, deciding on the leadership is not a criterion to win the polls. People of the country are totally disappointed with the administration of Narendra Modi. Several states have their own problems. It is not necessary to select a leader before the elections.

"There are effective leaders, who can move in a big way for the development of the country. They can make headway in areas where the previous governments have failed. But we can sit and select our leader after the elections are over," he said.

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H D Kumaraswamy, who was part of the Trinamool Congress-led mega opposition rally - United India Rally - on Saturday in Kolkata also said that Banerjee has the abilities to run the country. "She (Mamata) is simplest of the simple and a very good administrator. I believe that Mamata ji has all the capabilities of leading the country. And she has already proved herself by leading West Bengal for so many years."

Drawing parallels with the situation the country in 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi faced a revolt from various quarters, Kumaraswamy said, "The present scenario is quite similar to that period. Even the politicians sat together and select their leader. This time, too, I think we will also have no problem in doing that."

The Janata Dal (Secular) leader asserted that the Mahagatbandhan would be "an alternate to the national party". "Several states have their own problems. Each of them have regional leaders who are as strong as national party members. And these regional parties will play a crucial role in the elections. This time people are going to bless them."