JDS-Congress coalition will not last long, says Ananth Kumar

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New Delhi:

The coalition government of the Congress and the Janata Dal D-Secular would not last long as it was an "unholy nexus," Union Minister Ananth Kumar said on Saturday.

“The BJP alone can give a stable government," the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kumar told reporters in Bengaluru soon after B S Yeddyurappa announced his decision to quit as Karnataka chief minister without facing the vote of confidence in the Assembly.

"The new government born out of unholy nexus of Congress and JD-S won't stay for long. Only the BJP can give the stable government. The mandate was given to BJP as the people of the state had rejected Congress," Kumar said.

The minister said people of Karnataka rejected the Congress and people of Chamundeshwari constituency rejected Siddaramaiah and the JD-S became a "marginal" party.

"It is a shame for the Congress party that despite having 78 seats, they have fallen at the feet of JD(S) just to stop the BJP," he said.

The party cadres would take the Congress' “story of betrayal" to every village of Karnataka, Kumar added.

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