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Are we cartoon characters? Kumaraswamy slams media for belittling politicians

Speaking at a public meeting in Mysuru, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy also tore into a section of media for doubting the longevity of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by him and said it would continue with the ‘good wishes’ of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 20, 2019 10:41 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lashed out at the news channels for ‘belittling’ politicians in their satires.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lashed out at the news channels for ‘belittling’ politicians in their satires. (AP File Photo)
         

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lashed out at the news channels for ‘belittling’ politicians in their satires and added that he was thinking of bringing in a law to regulate them.

“Whom are you (media) trying to help by misusing our name. I’m thinking of bringing in a law. What have you thought of us politicians? You think we’re jobless? Do we look like cartoon characters to you? Who gave you authority to show everything humorously?” the chief minister said on Sunday, according to news agency ANI.

Speaking at a public meeting in Mysuru, he also tore into a section of media for doubting the longevity of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by him and said it would continue with the ‘good wishes’ of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

“We are not surviving because of media but because of 6.5 crore people of the state. I am not scared of them (media) at all. I dont care... If I see all the episodes of their stories in the electronic media, I will lose sleep,” he said.

Kumaraswamy criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his pilgrimage to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines.

“When we go to shrines, it is called Temple Run but they (news channels) are clueless when Modi goes to Badrinath (Kedarnath),” he said.

First Published: May 20, 2019 10:37 IST

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