Siddaramaiah: Karnataka Chief Minister’s Accuser in Watch Row to Face False Claim Complaint in Court


Former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, who accused Siddaramaiah of wearing a stolen watch, faces a civil complaint by Indian National Congress party worker Shankar Munavalli.


Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today alleged that his political rival H D Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal (Secular) was conspiring to unseat him by joining hands with his detractors.

“He was a CM himself and is unbecoming of him to stoop to such level. Why should I wear a stolen watch? It is clear that he wants to unseat me… He is not tolerating a leader of the Backward Classes as the chief minister of a state,” Siddaramaiah told reporters in Bengaluru.

On Friday, Kumaraswamy alleged that the Hublot watch that Siddaramaiah was wearing was stolen from a NRI doctor’s home. He further alleged that the police, who recovered the stolen watch, instead of returning it to the owner, gifted the same to the police. However, the NRI doctor refused to be drawn into the controversy.