He alleged that this kind of politics had become ingrained in the Congress government and took potshots at CM Siddaramaiah and other Congress leaders.

Wont be intimidated by politics of revenge and vendetta HD Kumaraswamy vows to fight
news Politics Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:57

A day after he got temporary relief from the HC in the Janthakal mining scam, former CM and state JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy said that he won’t be intimidated by the politics of “revenge, caste and vendetta”, reports The Times of India.

He alleged that this kind of politics had become ingrained in the Congress government and took potshots at CM Siddaramaiah and other Congress leaders.

“I warn leaders sitting in glass houses not to throw stones at others. History has proven that the glass house is not a permanent place for any leader or political party,“ Kumaraswamy said during a debate in the legislative assembly on demands of various departments, the report states.

The leader’s remarks come also at a time when the JD(S) foiled the Congress's attempt to oust D H Shankaramurthy from the legislative council chairman's post.

Kumaraswamy said he was not discouraged by the cases against him which were foisted on him by the Congress to spoil his image and said he was ready to fight.

“Let them come up with more cases against me. Media has also been speculating if I will go to jail, and what will happen to my chief ministerial ambitions. I'm confident of coming out of this unscathed and returning to power,” he added as per the report.

He said with Met experts predicting deficient rainfall this year, farmers in the state could resort to violent protests similar to those in MP and Maharashtra and urged the government to provide a farm loan waiver.

Although it won’t be enough but a farm loan waiver will provide them immediate relief, he said while adding that about 3,000 farmers had committed suicide in the state in the past two years.

On Thursday, the leader got a reprieve as the Karnataka High Court directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) not to arrest him till the next date of hearing on a petition seeking anticipatory bail in the Janthakal mining case, where he is alleged to have misused power when he was the Chief Minister.

The High Court adjourned further hearing till next week, and asked the Special Public Prosecutor for the SIT to file objections to the petition, a report in The Hindu says.

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