Jaitley calls Karnataka CM as ‘tragedy king’

Vastavam web: Taking a dig at the JDS-Congress government in Karnataka, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Monday dubbed the state chief minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy as a “tragedy king” and blamed the Congress of driving the CM to such desperation. Jaitley said in the past few days the country has witnessed Kumaraswamy baring his emotions with tears, wetting his eyes and declining to accept bouquets and garlands.

Wondering whether developments in Karnataka were a “preview of what the Congress and the federal front promise for the future,” the minister rubbished the efforts of opposition parties to form a ‘federal front’ to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP in 2019. Kumaraswamy had recently said that he was “not happy” as Karnataka Chief Minister and was swallowing pain like Lord Shiva who drank poison. Mr Jaitley, in a post, said what is happening in Karnataka is a “repeat” of what the Congress did to former PM’s Chaudhary Charan Singh, Chandrasekhar, HD Deve Gowda and IK Gujral”.