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BJP creating nuisance, crisis to fizzle out soon, says HDK

New Delhi: Amid a political turmoil in Karnataka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday accused the Opposition BJP of creating "nuisance" to destabilise the government, but expressed confidence that the current crisis would fizzle out soon.

Kumaraswamy, who is preoccupied with pre-budget consultation meetings in Bengaluru, also dismissed reports of meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the likely resignation of four Congress ministers from the state cabinet.

He stressed that the Congress-JD(S) ties were "strong", and the parties would together fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. On Tuesday, two independent MLAs withdrew their support to the coalition government in a significant turn to the political war that erupted in the state, with both sides venting their fears of poaching.

"There is no plan to meet Modi. No Congress ministers are resigning. No MLAs from Congress or JD(S) will resign and shift to BJP. It is not going to happen. The BJP has created this nuisance," Kumaraswamy said.

Asserting that the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition was "stable and strong", he said his MLAs would not fall for the offer made by the saffron party, adding that the current crisis will "fizzle out" in a day or two.

"My government is stable. Congress and JD(S) are together. We will be together even in the Lok Sabha elections," Kumaraswamy said.

Attacking the BJP for trying to destabilise the Karnataka government, the JD(S) leader sought to know why the saffron party had holed up its 104 MLAs in a resort in Gurgaon, Haryana at a time when the southern state was reeling under severe drought in 165 taluks.

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