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Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy said he wasn't trying to cling to power and would accept the outcome of the trust vote.
Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy has refused to take his father Deve Gowda’s advice to resign. Instead, he’s prepared to face a no-confidence motion on 12 July.
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Latest flashpoint is between CM Kumaraswamy, who wants a cabinet reshuffle to save coalition, and Congress' Siddaramaiah, who is backing a cabinet expansion.
Report in Vishwavani had claimed that Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the CM's son, got into a drunken argument with grandfather Deve Gowda after his poll loss.
Sumalatha Ambareesh, who defeated former PM H.D. Deve Gowda’s grandson and Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil, was backed by the BJP in Mandya.
The Karnataka CM, who has boycotted TV news channels since 18 April, had accused the media of running a campaign against him and ridiculing his family.
The bickering has only intensified between the Congress and JD(S), and a poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections could hasten the end for the uneasy coalition.
Karnataka’s Mandya is witnessing a battle between the allies, as JD(S) has put up CM Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil, but local Congress is supporting Sumalatha.
H.D. Kumaraswamy's threat comes a day after a ruling Congress MLA demanded their leader Siddaramaiah be made the chief minister again