New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said that the government in the state is stable and will run for five years. Kumaraswamy remark came after the rumour surfaced that 18 Congress & JD(S) MLAs are joining BJP.

Talking to reporters, he said, “In Karnataka, our government is very stable. It will run for 5 years. That is all rumour (18 Congress & JD(S) MLAs joining BJP). BJP is trying to destabilise the government.”

Leaders of both Congress and JD(S) have been alleging that BJP is trying to topple their government for last three months. Amid media reports that certain resorts were ready to host some Congress and JD(S) MLAs in the alleged toppling game following internal dissent in the Congress, Kumaraswamy had asserted he was ready to face any challenge to his government.

Kumaraswamy had also warned BJP to be restrained in its speech about Gowda and his family, saying he can even ask people to rise in revolt against it if it continued to disturb Congress-JDS coalition government headed by him.

Launching a no-holds-barred attack on state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy had said, “If you dig too much (into our affairs), then we too have many things at our disposal.

Government is in our hand. Don’t I have the authority to do whatever I can? I caution him to be careful,” he added. Hitting back, Yeddyurappa had said if the state government was with Kumaraswamy, the central government was with the BJP.

The JD(S)-Congress coalition government won the floor test as 116 members voiced their favour for the confidence motion with none against as all the 104 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators walked out before the trust vote.