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Worked like a slave for 14 months for MLAs, coalition partners: HD Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 06, 2019, 07.45 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Days after losing trust vote in Assembly, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that he is the happiest person now after vacating the office.

''I am the happiest person now after vacating the office as a Chief Minister. For 14 months, I worked for the development of the state, there is a little pain in my heart because nobody appreciated my work,'' Kumaraswamy said.

Kumaraswamy led the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka collapsed after 14 months after it lost the trust vote in the assembly recently.

''I had given full freedom to all the MLAs, and even Corporation Chairmen, why they are blaming me I don't know. For the last 14 months, I worked like a slave for these MLAs and our coalition partners,'' Kumaraswamy further added.

''Even when MLAs used to come without taking an appointment, I met them. Whatever requests they had for the development of their constituencies, I took decisions on them immediately. What previous Congress govt couldn't achieve, I did in 14 months,'' Kumaraswamy added.

The former minister also said that he has no interest to continue in politics but because of party workers, he is continuing.

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''I am disgusted, personally I've no interest to continue in politics but because of my party workers, I am continuing. Caste politics, muscle power, & money power is going on, there is no fairness in political activity nowadays. For good people, it is very difficult,'' Kumaraswamy said.

Earlier Kumaraswamy said that JD(S) will fight the upcoming elections in the state on its own and that there will be no coalition with any other party.

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'I am the happiest person now after vacating the office as a Chief Minister. For 14 months, I worked for the development of the state, there is a little pain in my heart because nobody appreciated my work,' Kumaraswamy said.