We have all decided to support and continue the coalition government: Deputy CM G.Parameshwara

May 24 2019 05:49 PM
We have all decided to support and continue the coalition government: Deputy CM G.Parameshwara

Ruling out state leadership’s fault in the defeat, the Chief Minister said that the “mandate was not against the state government.” Earlier today, Kumaraswamy had called an informal cabinet meeting to review the Lok Sabha election results.

Giving out details of the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said, “The chief minister had called an informal cabinet meeting and we discussed the results of the Lok Sabha elections, including the results in Karnataka. This election mandate was for the Lok Sabha and the country and not for the state government.”

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The Deputy CM further asserted that they have the support of all MLAs and that there no threat to the state government.

“We have all decided to support and continue the coalition government. All our MLAs are with us. There is no threat to the government. Siddaramiah has also spoken to senior leaders,” he said, adding that they would not allow the design of the “opposition party to bring down the alliance government”.

Earlier in the day, former Karnataka chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that there was no threat to the coalition government in the state.

Having won one of the bye-elections on Thursday, the BJP is the largest party in the Karnataka Assembly with 105 seats. The saffron party requires only eight MLAs to topple the Congress-JD(S) government in the state for a majority of 113 in a 224-member Assembly.

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