Congress-JDS coalition is going on smoothly: Kumaraswamy

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Karnataka Chief Minister, H.D. Kumaraswamy,

Bengaluru, Jan 16: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday that the Congress-JDS coalition is going on smoothly, adding “Don’t worry, be happy”.

Amid MLA poaching charges Kumaraswamy continued to remain calm and told media “MLAs(Congress MLAs in Mumbai hotel) are unreachable to the media, not to me, I am in touch with everybody and I am speaking to everybody, they will come back”.

“Our coalition is going on smoothly. I was relaxed and I am relaxed. Don’t worry, be happy”, he added.

Meanwhile, Reacting to BJP’s alleged bid to poach Congress MLAs to destabilise the Karnataka government, State Congress In-charge K C Venugopal also assured that he was in touch with everybody and is no internal fight in the party”.

“I’m in touch with all our MLAs, this drama is going to end in a day or a two. We are all together, there is no internal fight in Congress. This is all baseless”, Venugopal said.

esterday, two independent MLAs R. Shankar and H. Nagesh withdrew their support to the coalition.

In response to this Kumaraswamy on Tuesday stated “Even if two MLAs withdraw their support, we (coalition) have the majority,”

Responding to the political developments, JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda stressed that the coalition government continued to remain “stable”.

In the 225-member State Legislative Assembly, including one nominated Speaker, Congress has 80 legislators, JD-S 37, and the BJP 104, while one Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA continues to support the coalition after one Independent Nagesh and the KPJP legislator Shankar withdrew their support.

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