Kumaraswamy thinking of quitting politics

After collapse of his 14-month-old coalition government, former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal Secular leader HD Kumaraswamy seems to be in upset mood. Today he said that he was “thinking of going away from politics” if people continued to bring in his family.

He also said he had come to “politics accidentally” and also became the chief minister of the state “accidentally”. He added that he was satisfied with his performance as the chief minister of Karnataka during his last stint.

“I’m thinking of going away from politics. I came to politics accidentally. I became CM accidentally. God gave me opportunity to become CM twice. I wasn’t there to satisfy anyone. In 14 months, I did good work towards state’s development. I’m satisfied,” he added.

Kumaraswamy offered some insight into his thinking by suggesting that he was hurt by people allegedly dragging his family into politics and desired to live in peace. “Don’t bring in my family. I’m done. Let me live in peace. I don’t have to continue in politics. I did good when I was in power. I want space in people’s heart,” he said.

He also commented that the politics today “was not for good people” and it was driven by “caste infatuation”. He said, he was “observing where today’s politics is going.”

On the otherhand, he seems to be serious to handover the party activities to his son Nikhil Goud, as his political successor. As he was defeated in recent Lok Sabha polls, now he is making moves to send him to the state assembly by fielding him from Krishnarajupet, for which by-polls are scheduled to be held soon as the sitting MLA was among those disqualified by the out-going speaker.

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