HD Kumaraswamy’s seer-ing message

HD Kumaraswamy may not exactly be a Napoleon, but he used a similar phrase to describe himself the day he sworn in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka. While Bonaparte called himself the ‘child of the revolution’, Kumaraswamy thrice described himself as the ‘child of circumstance.’
It was just 60 minutes after his swearing-in, HD Kumaraswamy faced his first press conference. At ease in answering all the questions and explaining the challenging problems that his government is likely to face, Kumaraswamy made two telling statements. One, he asked the seers in the state to stop talking politics. “It is our (politicians’) job. Let us do our job. You please stop talking politics,” he said, in reaction to a question referring to the division of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva religion. Second, he said the state has bigger issues to deal with, clearly indicating that the issue would go to the backburner soon.
This election did not witness clear majority for any parties. Many media houses predicted a hung Assembly in the state. However, the results are out finally. The BJP leaders, who got the Governor’s nod, failed to form the government despite being the singlelargest party. Our alliance with the BSP, Independents, and the Congress helped me form the government. I would like to thank Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Gulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, K C Venugopal, G Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah, Mallikarjuna Kharge and D K Shivakumar. I would also thank those Congress members whose name I have not mentioned. In today’s political scenario, I have clearly told that I am a child of circumstances. Today, the state has witnessed a weird political scenario. There are people who are supporting and opposing this coalition. I have also observed it in on social media. I would like to clarify the doubts of a set of people who doubt this coalition. I am hopeful that I will prove their doubts wrong. I will overcome them.