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After Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy, Congress leader Siddaramaiah lashes out at crowd for voting for BJP

File photo of Siddaramaiah. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Bengaluru Jun 27, 2019, 04.56 PM (IST)

A day after Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy shouted at a group of workers, Congress leader Siddaramaiah too lashed out at the people of Badami for voting for BJP.

"I don't know why you people voted for BJP. News started coming in that BJP is leading from this place. Panchayat Bhawan was made by us. We gave you food, shelter, and you vote for BJP. I wonder why," he said.

On Wednesday, Kumaraswamy shouted at a group of workers who approached him to submit a list of grievances.

"You voted for Narendra Modi and want me to get your works done! You want me to give you respect. Should I baton-charge you? Leave the place," he told the YTPS employees.

The Karnataka BJP had condemned the chief minister's outburst and threatened to stage state-wide agitations if Kumaraswamy did not apologise to the masses.

After the rout in the Lok Sabha polls, the ruling coalition fears an onslaught by the BJP to destabilise the government by taking advantage of the simmering discontent.

The BJP and Yeddyurappa had earlier predicted the collapse of the coalition after the Lok Sabha poll results, claiming that 20 odd Congress MLAs were unhappy and may take "a decision" anytime.

(With inputs from PTI)