DKSHI SAYS COALITION GOVT IS NOT AN EARTHEN POT TO BE BROKEN EASILY
Bengaluru: Water resources minister, D. K. Shivakumar hit out at critics for casting aspersions on the longevity of the coalition government in the state stating that the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government was not an ‘earthen pot’ which could be broken by anyone.
His remarks came a day after former chief minister Siddaramaiah clarified on his ‘CM again’ remark made at a public gathering in Hassan.
Speaking to media persons, Shivakumar said that he was a loyal party worker and would stand by the Congress party decision to forge an alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular). The alliance was forged based on certain values and ideologies to keep communal forces at bay, he said.
“I will be the last one to pull the rug from beneath anyone’s feet. I stood like a rock behind our party leader Siddaramaiah for five years without a murmur. I will do the same with Mr Kumaraswamy as well,” he said adding that anyone dreaming of breaking the alliance will meet with disappointment
Backing Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar said that the veteran leader would not the coalition government fall and he may have made the statement to motivate party workers.
Replying to a question on whether he is aspiring for the CM post, Shivkumar said that he was not in the race for the coveted Chief Minister’s post for the next five years and later on a decision on who will be the CM candidate will be taken by party central leaders.