Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy slammed the Congress for questioning former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda attending the inauguration of the new Parliament building, saying they are not slaves of the party.
Addressing the JD(S) introspection meeting on May 25, HD Deve Gowda said he would attend the inauguration of the new parliament building on May 18. It is not that BJP office and it has been built with the tax money.
“I am attending the inauguration of the new Parliament building. It is the property of the country. It is not anyone’s personal matter. That magnificent building was built with the tax money of the people of the country. It belongs to the country. It is not a BJP or RSS office,” said the former Prime Minister.
Led by the Congress, 21 opposition parties have decided to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building, saying that Modi should invite President Droupadi Murmu to inaugurate it. Congress questioned former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda’s decision to attend this event.
Responding to the Congress leaders, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy vented his anger against them. “We are not slaves of Congress and will take our own decision. Why do we need to follow Congress?” ANI quoted Former Karnataka CM as saying.
Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar responded to HD Kumaraswamy’s statement and reminded of JD(S) boycotting voting for the presidential election. He told ANI, “The new Parliament building should be inaugurated by the President… HD Kumaraswamy should not forget that when there was a presidential election, their party had boycotted voting for the president of the country.”