Maharashtra CM Shinde should save his state first, says Siddaramaiah

08:48PM Tue 14 May, 2024

Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS): Responding to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s remarks about the collapse of the Congress government in Karnataka after Lok Sabha polls are over, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday that he (Eknath Shinde) should save his state first before talking about the Karnataka government.

“There is no infighting in the Congress. Had there been any disruption in the party, it would not have been possible for us to work unitedly during the Lok Sabha election in the state,” the chief minister told media persons.

He dubbed the statements of Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leaders on the "collapse of the Congress government" as a “political statement”.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D. K. Shivakumar said that Eknath Shinde’s own government in Maharashtra will come under threat. “Everything will happen in reverse,” the deputy chief minister said.