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No differences with Congress, says JD(S) chief Deve Gowda after trust vote defeat

File photo: JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Bengaluru Jul 24, 2019, 04.27 PM (IST)

A day after outgoing Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy failed to prove the majority of Congress-JD(S) government in the Assembly, JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday alleged that he hasn't seen this kind of horse-trading before.

"The way in which things have happened in Karnataka, I have never seen in my political career. The way in which a national party, BJP leadership allowed this type of horse-trading, I have never seen in my life," he said.

Deve Gowda also said that he doesn't blame anyone, from Congress or JD(S), for the failure of the coalition government in Karnataka.

"There is no difference of opinion between the two parties, Congress & Janata Dal (Secular), one is a national party, another is a regional party. We have no regret of having the last coalition govt. We are not accusing anyone, including the former Chief Minister & other senior ministers," he added.

The 14-month-old Congress JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka fell on Tuesday after it was defeated on the floor of the Karnataka Assembly with about 20 MLAs of the ruling coalition defying their party whips and absenting from voting on the confidence motion.

The coalition got 99 votes as against 105 of the opposition.

(With inputs from ANI)