Kalaburagi, Feb 25: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday accused the state government of allowing cast and communal violence in the name of reservation.
He also criticised ' padayatra' of different 'Swamijis ' demand reservation for their caste and community.
Addressing media here, Mr Kumaraswamy said that state government is indulging in assuring several Swamijis of giving reservation to their castes thus encouraging communal and caste violence, he said.
The Janata Dal (S) chief said that the party supremo HD Devegowda was of the opinion that the party could not spend a lot of money like others to contest in the elections. "Succumbing to the pressure from party activists, we are seriously thinking of fielding candidates for all three by-elections to Basavakalyan, Maski and Sindagi constituencies," he said.
The former CM alleged that the current Yediyurappa government is not spending on any of the works approved by the state Assembly but has the money for projects approved at the Cabinet meeting.
Answering a question on joining hands with the Congress in the election for the mayoral position in Mysuru, Kumaraswamy said that it is the understanding of local leaders.
He also criticised the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state for allotting new expensive cars to all Ministers in the state during this ' corona ' crisis, he said.