On the choice of Saturday as the chosen date for the en-masse resignations, sources said that they were waiting for former JDS state president AH Vishwanath to hand over charge.
The induction of Shankar, a Kuruba and Nagesh, a Dalit could well be Siddaramaiah’s last laugh in the ugly spat between him and Vishwanath, once friends turned foes.
He also said that victory of Sumalatha in Mandya was people’s wish and felt that caste and status would not win elections
JD(S) state President AH Vishwanath hit out at the veteran Congress leader for not inducting him and the Pradesh Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao to the ruling coalition's coordination committee.
As the first step towards preparing the JD(S) for Lok Sabha polls, Gowda appointed senior party leader YSV Dutta as the campaign committee chief.