Bengaluru: Said to be fed up with the Congress attitude over Ministry formation and allotment of portfolios, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) who aligned with the Congress in forming JD(S)-Congress coalition Government is now said to be keeping his options open on entering into an alliance with the opposition BJP.
Although HDK’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi on Monday was formal, political pundits have said that there is more to it as the two leaders are also said to have discussed political matters.
Anticipating hurdles by the Congress in announcing Rs. 53,000 crore farm loan waiver, Kumaraswamy is said to be inclined to join hands with the BJP as the Centre may approve his ambitions announcement on farm loan waiver, which he had promised in the JD(S) manifesto prior to the Assembly polls.
Meanwhile, Deputy CM and KPCC President Dr.G. Parameshwara has scotched any rumours of HDK joining hands with BJP.
Speaking to press persons after seeking the blessing of Siddaganga Mutt Seer Shivakumara Swamiji at Tumakuru on Tuesday, Dr. Parameshwara admitting that there were certain confusions in Ministry formation said the top leaders of both the parties would sort out all issues confronting both the coalition partners and the Cabinet formation will take place in a couple of days.
He further said that it was natural for new Chief Minster of a State to meet the Prime Minister and as such there was nothing much in the meeting between HDK and PM Modi.