Bangalore: Opposition Leader in the assembly
and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah today said both former
Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his son and former Chief
Minister HD Kumaraswamy are `desperate` to regain power.
"I never longed for power as do Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy.
They are desperately striving to regain power," he told
Siddaramaiah had quit the JD(S) to join Congress.
Kumaraswamy had lambasted Siddaramaiah at Hubli yesterday
for suggesting Basavaraj Horatti as the JDS Chief Ministerial
candidate in the next elections, alleging he has lost his
mental balance and asked him to mind his party`s business.
Siddaramaiah exuded confidence of Congress winning the
Udupi-Chikamagalur Lok Sabha bypoll on March 18.