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Despite crushing loss, Karnataka cabinet reposes faith in Kumaraswamy’s leadership

Sending the one-year-old Kumaraswamy government in a tizzy over its stability, the BJP dealt a heavy blow to the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance by bagging 25 out of the total 28 Lok Sabha seats.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2019 4:27:16 pm
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In the aftermath of a crushing debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader G Parameshwara Friday allayed rumours of a rift within the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance and said that the coalition has reposed the faith in the leadership of Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister.

“… we have reposed our faith and confidence in the leadership of chief minister Kumaraswamy. This is the decision taken by all the ministers today,” said Parameshwara after an informal cabinet meeting.

Parameshwara also stressed that the coalition was strong in Karnataka and that both the parties were keen to foil the efforts of the opposition to destablise the government.

The meeting took place a day after the alliance suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of BJP, which won a staggering 25 out of total 28 seats.  Lok Sabha election results 2019: Here is the full list of winners state-wise

The Kumaraswamy-led government has been bogged down by inner contradictions within the coalition, keeping the state in political turmoil. The coalition government is also living in constant fear of losing the support of its MLAs, against BJP’s alleged bid to topple the government.

The BJP has been claiming that 20 MLAs within the ruling coalition were ready to jump ship post-Lok Sabha poll outcome, which has put the government on the edge and made it struggle to keep its flock intact.

With PTI inputs

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