Kumaraswamy slams media for 'belittling' politicians in satirical programmes

Published: May 20, 2019, 10:46 IST | mid-day online desk

Karnataka which has 28 Lok Sabha seats, went to polls in two phases on April 18 and April 23

Kumaraswamy slams media for 'belittling' politicians in satirical programmes
HD Kumaraswamy. Pic/ANI

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy hit out at media organisations for "belittling" politicians on their satirical programmes, saying he was thinking of bringing a law to curb the practice.

"Whom are you (media) trying to help by misusing our name. I am thinking of bringing in a law. What have you thought of us politicians? Do you think we're jobless? You are belittling us. Do we look like cartoon characters to you? Who gave you the authority to show everything humorously?" Kumaraswamy said at a book launch on Sunday.

He accused the BJP of hatching a conspiracy to dislodge the Congress-JDS coalition government in the state and said that his government will not fall "easily."

"This government will not go that easily. I heard that after election results are out on May 23, some BJP leaders said they will be ready for another election in the state. These people have been waiting for a month now to do so. But let me tell you that this government is not going to fall that easily," Kumaraswamy said.

Both Congress and JDS are in an uneasy coalition with differences within coming out in open often.

Earlier this month, BJP leader S Dattari had alleged that while Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is only concerned about the chief ministerial post, and Kumaraswamy is busy visiting temples to pray for his son Nikhil Gowda's victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

"There is utter chaos in Karnataka. There is no governance as Siddaramaiah wants to become the chief minister of the state. Two Congress leaders have also supported him in this. On the other hand, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is on a temple run praying for his son's electoral victory," he had told ANI on May 9.

He added, "Nobody is concerned about the farmers and the people of the state."

Karnataka went to polls in two phases on April 18 and April 23. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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