Bengaluru: After the collapse of the JDS-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, senior Congress leader and former CM Siddaramaiah for the first time expressed his opinion on the failure of the alliance. He blames JDS for the failure of the coalition. He said former CM and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy never considered him to be his friend and trustworther.
"Instead Kumaraswamy always considered me as his enemies and that is why all the problems in the alliance were arisen," Siddaramaiah said. It may be mentioned that no party had won an absolute majority after the Karnataka Assembly elections in May last year. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had emerged as the largest party, but was seven steps away from the magic figure of the majority.
In such a situation, the Congress made alliance with the third-ranked JDS and made CM to H.D. Kumaraswamy the CM. But for many years, the alliance has been a victim of contradictions since its inception and finally more than 10 MLAs of the ruling-kabiz coalition left it. As a result, the Congress-JDS government collapsed and the BJP government was replaced by Yeddyurappa. In a big statement, former CM HD Kumaraswamy said, "I am thinking of leaving the state. I accidentally came to state and became CM.