Congress party's alliance with the Janata Dal Secular has failed and both Kumaraswamy and the JDS are blaming Siddhu's 'unreasonable attitude' for the breakup and the mass resignation of the MLAs. Not just that even Congress MLAs are blaming his ambition and high-handed attitude for their defections into the BJP. Many of his old friends are saying that they were leaving the Congress only because of Siddhu's behaviour.
Interestingly, despite many complaints, the Congress High Command has always backed Siddhu in Karnataka. But, this time around, with the BJP on the upswing and the Congress fortunes on the downward spiral, the high command appears worried. It wants to ensure that the party puts up a decently good show in the upcoming bypolls.