Slamming statements by B.S. Yeddyurappa, president, BJP State unit, on the collapse of coalition government in the State after the Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that “many such predictions by Mr. Yeddyurappa in the past on the stability of my government were proved false.”
Speaking to presspersons at Anavatti village in Sorab taluk on Wednesday, he said the coalition will win more than 23 seats in Karnataka and there will be no threat to the State government.
Accusing Mr. Yeddyurappa of trying to woo MLAs of Congress and JD(S) with monetary inducements, he said, “While I was busy mobilising resources necessary for implementation of crop loan waivers , Mr. Yeddyurappa was trying to de-stabilise my government.” He demanded that Mr. Yeddyurappa make public the source of the money that he had allegedly offered to MLAs. He said that the farmers in Mandya were aware of initiatives taken by the coalition for their welfare and would support the JD(S) candidate there.