Kumaraswamy: My father didn’t want me to become the CM

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 03:53:42 AM IST

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy made some startling comments. He stated that his father and JD(S) Leader Deve Gowda was not happy about him becoming the Chief Minister after the elections.

It is known that the JD(S) allied with the Congress to beat the BJP that had the highest single party majority to come to power in Karnataka. “When the Congress offered an alliance, my father asked them to give the Chief Minister post to one of their party members. But the Congress still offered the post to me” he said.

He stated that his health condition could be the main reason. Apparently Kumaraswamy had undergone two heart surgeries and hence his father feared that the high political tensions and responsibilities that come with the post might deteriorate his health further.