While speaking to mediapersons, when asked if Congress should have thought before giving portfolios in Karnataka. Congress leader, Roshan Baig said, "Portfolios were sold. How can I blame H. D. Kumaraswamy for it? He was not allowed to function. From day 1, Siddaramaiah said 'I am going to be the Chief Minister'. You have gone to their doorstep to form the government." Later, when asked whether Siddaramaiah should be held responsible for the collapse of the government? He said, "KC Venugopal is a buffoon. I feel sorry for my leader Rahul Gandhi. Buffoons like Venugopal, the arrogant attitude of Siddaramaiah and the flop show of Gundu Rao are the result of the downfall."