No rift with Congress on the nominations: Kumaraswamy

Agency News

Bengaluru, Jan 9 : Dismissing the media reports that coalition partners JD(S) and Congress in Karnataka are at loggerheads on the issue of nominations to various Boards and Corporations, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy claimed that it is being done smoothly without any hitch.

Speaking to newsmen here on Wednesday, he said that due to some technical issues some of the appointments were not made and some are withheld. “That dose not means that there is a serious differences between the two alliance partners”, he added.

“There is no truth that withholding some appointments would amount to disown the Congress leaders on the issue”, Mr Kumaraswamy said.

Referring to the threats posed by the BJP leaders to the 7-month-old coalition government, Chief Minister chose to play it down and said that “The BJP leaders in the past had set several deadlines to the government, however all were proved hollow. The new deadline issued by some of the BJP leaders would also meet the same fate” he added.

Replying to question on the missing of seven fishermen in Udupi district, he said that “search operations are still going on and the family members should not get panic on the issue”.

Stating that Minister for Fisheries Venkatarao Nadagouda is continuously monitoring the issue of missing fishermen, he said that “authorities are also verifying the reports that whether the missing fishermen were the victims of terrorists.” he said. (UNI)