Deve Gowda will advise (PM) Rahul Gandhi for good administration: Kumaraswamy

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New Delhi | April 20, 2019 10:06 AM

The junior Gowda said that there will be no BJP government in the centre and several regional parties will have to come together to form the next government.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading people on Balakot airstrike and misusing his office. He also said that the PM was misleading the people that he went to Pakistan border and only dropped the bomb.

“He (Modi) can speak but misusing his office is wrong. Several PMs ruled this country, several times Indo-Pak took place. Nobody took advantage of that issue for personal benefit,” the Karnataka CM said in an interview to ANI. Kumaraswamy also compared Modi’s tenure with that of his father and Janata Dal (Secular) HD Deve Gowda who was the prime minister for 10 months – from June 1996 to April 1997.

He claimed that the entire country was in peace when his father was at the helm. Speaking about the situation in the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, Kumaraswamy said: “When my father (HD Deve Gowda) was Prime Minister, did any terrorist activity take place in this country? Did any terrorist activity go on at the India-Pakistan border?”

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His remarks come a day after PM Modi attacked the Congress-JD(S) alliance and asked whether its vote bank was in Bagalkot or Balakot. Hitting back at the PM, Kumaraswamy said that the PM Modi did not know the difference between the two.

Speaking on the formation of the next government and the role of his father, the junior Gowda said that there will be no BJP government in the centre and several regional parties will have to come together to form the next government. “At that time Deve Gowda may play a major role as an advisor to everybody,” he said. Kumaraswamy further said that his father has already projected the name of Rahul Gandhi for the post of Prime Minister. “He is going to advise Rahul ji for good admin,” he said.

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