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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Challenges Congress Says, ‘I'm Ready To Step Down’ Warns It To Control Its MLAs

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| January 28 , 2019 , 12:54 IST

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said he was ready to step down if the Congress party does not control its MLAs.

He said, "Congress has to watch their issues you ask Congress leaders I am not concerned about those things if they want to continue with this then I will step down."

"They are crossing a line and it will affect Congress leaders. They must control their MLAs," the chief minister added.

Kumaraswamy further said that he hasn’t become the CM to “enjoy power” but to “solve the problems of people”.

“My wish to become CM was not to enjoy power but to solve the problems of my people of the state and to fulfill the unfinished agenda of my father which was to solve the problems of the farmers, daily wage workers and downtrodden people irrespective of caste and religion. But People of the state didn't take me into confidence to solve all the problems,”  said Kumaraswamy.

CM’s attacking statement came after Congress’ C Puttaranga Shetty, a minister in the state government, said that for him, Siddaramaiah was still the chief minister.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said Siddaramiah has been the "best CM".

He pointed out that Siddaramaiah was the Congress's legislature party leader, and that "for the MLA, he is the CM". He asked what was wrong in expressing this opinion.

Siddaramaiah supporters on Sunday criticized the Kumaraswamy-led government by saying that no development work has taken place even after seven months have passed since the new government has been formed.

The incident has depicted the emerging rift between Congress-JDS alliance ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Karnataka.