Bengaluru: Taking a jibe at Karnataka Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah's recent remarks, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Thursday that Congress is not a party worthy of an alliance as it has no respect for coalition dharma.

The remarks by HD Kumaraswamy come in the backdrop of Congress leaders ruling out any alliance with its former coalition partner for the upcoming by-election to two Assembly constituencies in the State.

The HDK-ruled coalition government was dislodged from power within 13 months at the helm. The statement from HDK comes in the wake of Siddaramaiah on Wednesday openly opposing the idea of joining hands with the JD(S) again for the November 3 polls.

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Taking to Twitter, Kumaraswamy said that those who had come to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda's house to form an alliance in 2018 should not talk about joining hands during elections.

"At least as far as I remember, JD(S) has not gone to anybody's house with its palms open asking for an alliance prior to elections or otherwise. It is always others who have come to our house asking for our help and I proudly assert that we did help them within our limits".

In yet another tweet he pointed out at the merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress in Rajasthan, the shaky ground on which the Maharashtra Vikas Agadi government stands, apart from toppling of his own government in Karnataka reveals that the national party is not worthy of an alliance with any party.

 

Kumaraswamy had been cut-up with Siddaramaiah ever since the coalition government headed by him lost majority on the floor of the House last year, with as many as 17 legislators from both parties deciding to resign and cross over to the BJP.

Of these 17 legislators, belonging both to the JD(S) and the Congress, more than a dozen were reportedly close aides of Siddaramaiah.