In his first comments after the resignation of 13 MLAs plunged the Congress-JDS coalition government into a crisis, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said that he has "no fear" about the "political developments". Kumaraswamy, who returned from his 10-day long US trip on Sunday night, also asserted that his prime focus is on fulfilling his responsibilities and concentrating on it.
"I have no fear about the political developments, I will not discuss about the political developments... I have nothing do with what BJP people are doing and what others are doing," he said while talking to media persons at the state secretariat after holding discussions with officials and farmers' representatives regarding revival of a sugar factory in Mandya.
"In the current situation, I have the responsibility of governing the state, my attention is towards fulfilling that responsibility. I have not paid any attention to political developments, there is no such need for me," Kumaraswamy added.
The JDS leader evaded a direct answer to a question about the resignation of 13 MLAs of the ruling combine and merely said: "Let's see".
The coalition government will be on the verge of losing its majority if the Assembly Speaker accepts the resignations of the MLAs as its strength will be reduced to 104 in the 224-member assembly, where the half-way mark is 113.
Resignation of Minister and Independent MLA H Nagesh on Monday and his withdrawal of support delivered another blow to the shaky government.
The JDS-Congress coalition's total strength after Nagesh withdrawing his support stood at 117 (Congress-78, JDS-37, BSP-1 and Independents-1), besides the speaker, who also has a vote.
With Nagesh, the BJP has a strength of 106.
With PTI Inputs