The JD(S)-Congress coalition government is now focusing on sorting out growing differences between two parties and the coordination and monitoring committee is set to meet on August 31 in Bengaluru. Though the meeting is said to be mainly focus on appointment of heads to various boards and corporations, this gained significance in view of recent public outbursts by former chief minister Siddaramaiah and chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, giving an impression the colition partners not on smooth lines.
While, Siddaramaiah, who is chairman of the coordination and monitoring committee, is leaving no opportunity to indicate his ambitions to become chief minister once again, Kumaraswamy is not keeping silent but giving forceful responses. Last week, chief minister openly accused that efforts were being made to destabilise his government.
Kumaraswamy, JD(S) leader Danish Ali, AICC general secretary incharge of Karnataka K C Venugopal and deputy chief minister G Parameshwara are other members of the committee. Many of the close followers of Siddaramaiah in the Congress have been stating their intention that they want their leader to come back as chief minister. JD(S) state president A H Vishwanath has accused former chief minister of being troublemaker and irritant in the Coalition government.
On the otherhand, Congres high command seems to be in so mood to hear any complaint against coalition government from their party leaders in the state and insisting that they would face all hurdles since Lok Sabha polls keeping in view of party’s interests at national level. Kumaraswamy also attempting to push the burden of coalition differences on the Congress high command.