CM Kumaraswamy fumes over political satire shows, says there is need to bring in law


BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday slammed news channels over belittling of politicians on their satire programmes, saying he felt there was a need to bring in a law to regulate them.

Addressing a public meeting in Mysuru, he slammed sections of media for raising doubts about the longevity of the JDS-Congress coalition government headed by him.

"What do you think of politicians? Do you think that we are so easily available to be mocked? Who has given you powers to present everything sarcastically," Kumaraswamy asked.

"Whom are you trying to favour by belittling us among the masses? I feel the need to bring in a law," he added.

He also stated that the coalition government led by him was stable with the blessings of Congress leaders.

"This government will not go so easily as is being projected that soon after the election results on May 23, the government would fall. It will continue with the good wishes of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former chief minister Siddaramaiah," he said.

"We are not surviving because of media but because of 6.5 crore people of the state. I am not scared of the media. If I see all the episodes of their stories in the electronic media, I will lose sleep," he said.

Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats were held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Counting of the votes will be done on May 23.


With inputs from PTI



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