Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s Insensitive Comment Infuriated The Twitterati And They Slammed Him Left, Right And Centre

2:41 pm 28 May, 2018


The newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy won the floor test in Karnataka Assembly as BJP walked out of the assembly on May 25. In order to seek the trust vote, Kumaraswamy confidently said that the Congress-Janata Dal(S) coalition government would complete its five-year term while realizing that his party Janata Dal(S) couldn’t win the majority on its own.



While moving the motion for the vote of confidence in his government, Kumaraswamy said, “I am pained that the people have not placed their trust in me”.
Evidently, the Chief Minister made a rather insensitive statement on May 27 while addressing the media that infuriated the public of Karnataka.



In his statement, HD Kumaraswamy said that he was “indebted” to the Congress party and not to the people of Karnataka who voted to form the coalition. As BJP has called for a bandh in the state of Karnataka on May 28 if Kumaraswamy failed to do the needful, he made this statement to the media:

“I am not indebted to the six and a half crore people of Karnataka. I am indebted to the Congress. I appeal to the farmers to give me one week’s time. Nobody should commit suicide. In case I fail to waive crop loans, then I will resign from my post as a CM voluntarily. I don’t want anybody pressuring me to resign from my seat.”



Later, he said:

“It isn’t my independent government. I asked people for clear mandate to do their bidding. But now, I am here indebted to Congress leaders. I am not here because of mandate from state’s 6 crore population.”



Clearly, the people are not happy with Kumaraswamy for his insensitive remarks. People took it to social media to brutally slam him for saying he is in ‘debt’ of Congress and not the people of Karnataka.

Take a read at some of the furious reactions of the Twitterati: