The feud between the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular (JDS) in Karnataka does not seem to be abating. Now a video of JDS leader and former CM of the state HD Kumaraswamy has gone viral on social media. In this, Kumaraswamy is seen abusing the senior Congress leader and former assembly speaker of the state. However, after the controversy escalated, Kumaraswamy also apologized.
The Congress leader whom Kumaswamy is seen abusing in the video is KR Ramesh Kumar. He has been the 16th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the state. Karnataka Congress has shared Kumaraswamy’s video from its official account. The party has written, ‘Kumaraswamy can be seen riding in a car in Srinivasapur assembly constituency. During this, he is abusing former speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.
Please tell that Kumar is the MLA from this assembly constituency only. The Congress has tweeted Kumaraswamy’s video saying that politics should not be based on hatred, the words we use or the way we behave are a mirror of our personality.
Tagging Kumaraswamy, Karnataka Congress wrote, ‘The words you have used will not glorify you, nor will they save the dignity of politics. The elders have told us that politics can be done with mutual respect.
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Politics should not be done on the basis of hate, the words we use, behaviors are the mirror of our personality.@hd_kumaraswamy He, your use of words like this will not bring glory to you and will not save the dignity of politics.
Elders have shown that politics can be done with mutual respect. pic.twitter.com/l4nM5fu4m7
— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) November 23, 2022
Seeing the matter escalating, Kumaraswamy also responded immediately and said, ‘The words I have used for former president Ramesh Kumar have hurt me too. The use of these words is neither my trademark nor is it my personality. I am sorry if this has hurt Ramesh Kumar or anyone else.
Kumaraswamy said that he was saddened to see the dilapidated condition of a school in Bangawadi village of Srinivasapur assembly constituency. He said that I was angry after hearing that for the last two-three years the children were studying in a place made for horses in front of the school.
The word I used about former speaker Mr. Ramesh Kumar itself hurt me too. The use of that word is not my trademark, nor is it my personality. I am sorry if this word has hurt Ramesh Kumar or others. I take that back.1/3
— HD Kumaraswamy | HDKumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) November 23, 2022
Kumaraswamy said that the tears of the children made me angry and hence the abuse came out of his mouth. Apologizing, Kumaraswamy said that his aim was not to hurt anyone’s sentiments. Please tell that Kumaraswamy’s party JDS has formed an alliance with both the national parties in the state. The party has been in power for 20 months with the BJP since February 2006 and 14 months with the Congress after the 2018 assembly elections.