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:
So if 6 crore Kannadigas did not give you a clear mandate, why are you obstinate about becoming their Chief Minister? https://t.co/u4Nwoq4g4V
— \m/ (@RnRSquall) May 27, 2018
— Nav (@NavdaBharat) May 27, 2018
Bravo!!!!!! Now the true colour of HDK is coming out. Pls keep your new found masters happy if you want to remain the CM.
— Kuntal Sen (@kuntalsen) May 27, 2018
@hd_kumaraswamy @BJP4Karnataka he can lick any one shoes for money.
if he can’t indebted Karnataka people why is he in CM post, just to make money for his family(ಅಪ್ಪ-ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಪಕ್ಷ).
Cong-JDS use Karnataka as ATM.
He clearly mentioning that no Development in KA only looting of KA.
— Sathish (@RSathish2402) May 27, 2018
Kitne din chalega takle khangressi ke bharose tere baap ki kya halat kiya tha yaad nahi
— Indian (@Niraj75537762) May 27, 2018
— Virendra (@viren56002) May 27, 2018
So say directly that ur d new puppet of CONgress n will work for CONgress only n not d people!!
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) May 27, 2018
He has already shown signs, so yes, the next ghulam is ready to take orders in Italian
— kulasekaran tamil (@kulasekarantam1) May 28, 2018
— Surya (@KEYESEN2000) May 27, 2018
This man shamelessly accepted he is CM not because of people of Karnataka but because of Congress
he is just like a Puppet of 10 Janpath.
Cong. make is government without responsibility.
लोकतंत्र की दुहाई देने वाले ही लोकतंत्र के हत्यारे है।#KarnatakaLesson #RememberingNehru
— Devendra Karandikar (@I_DevMadhav) May 28, 2018
He is finding an excuse to justify his inability to do anything for his state.
— Nyay (@nyaybharat) May 28, 2018
Then resign from the CM post if you cannot manage. Don’t need someone only there for power and to make corruption.
— wizkid (@wizardjai) May 28, 2018
This guy is so shameless that he still thinks the mandate was for him even though his party won only 37 seats out of 222 and lost deposit in 120+ seats
— Praveen (@ArraPraveen) May 28, 2018
He must be ashamed to say this. Shows he is only Power hungry and does not want to do anything for the state.
— Sreedhar P Iyer, Author📙 (@PSreedhar2000) May 28, 2018