Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy kicked the hornet’s nest on Wednesday as he lashed out at employees of a thermal power plant. They were protesting in front of his cavalcade in Raichur district. He asked them why they approached him with their problems when they voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Kumaraswamy was on his way to Karegudda village in Manvi Taluk of Raichur district, on the second leg of his village visit programme, when employees of the Yermarus Thermal Power Station protested in front of the bus in which he was travelling and shouted slogans against him.
An irate Kumaraswamy lashed out at the workers asking them why they had approached him for work when they voted for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I will ask the police to conduct a lathi charge. You vote for Modi but expect me to solve your problems,” he said.
Criticising the chief minister, BJP state general secretary CT Ravi told reporters here that these were very petty comments from the chief minister that weren’t befitting the office he held.
There is a difference between what one feels and what one should express in public. To understand the difference, one needs maturity and Kumaraswamy doesn’t seem to have it. Not only Kumaraswamy, Menka Gandhi also became infamous for such type of comments. It’s better to think twice before speaking in public. For politicians, they should think thrice or more than that.