Congress trying a 'backdoor' entry to grab power: Kumaraswamy

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Bangalore, Oct 14 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today accused Congress of adopting 'backdoor' politics by keeping the State assembly under suspended animation.

Speaking at the Idgah maidan here after participating in Eid prayers, he said the party (Congress), which led the UPA government at the Centre, had a malicious intention in not bringing the state under President's rule. " Let Congress out openly and say it was ready for a mid-term poll in the state," he challenged.

Mr Kumaraswamy said "Congress leaders are singing the secular tune telling that they want secular forces to come together and form government in Karnataka. This was nothing but attempt to grab power through the backdoor. JD(S) will not align with this party again," he stressed.

He said the two-day Legislature party meeting beginning in the city tomorrow would discuss in detail the attempts being made by Congress and the BJP to divide the party and take a 'final decision'.

He also denied that he had 'secret' discussions with former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader B S Yediyurappa last night, as reported by a section of the media.

UNI

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