JD(S) Has No Plans to Support NDA: Puttaraju

We made a huge mistake by supporting the BJP earlier to form the government in the state. That will not be repeated.

Published: 19th April 2014 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2014 09:32 AM   |  A+A-

Mandya Lok Sabha constituency JD(S) candidate C S Puttaraju said he has no ill will against either Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha nor Melkote MLA K S Puttanaiah.

Puttaraju told reporters here on Friday that the constituency needs more people like Puttanaiah who work for the welfare of farmers. "If Puttaniah has anything against me, I will talk to him and resolve the issue," he said.

Thanking the KRRS workers who supported him, he said the JD(S) would win with a margin of more than one lakh.

Puttaraju clarified that the JD(S) will not support NDA at the Centre if a coalition comes to power.

"We made a huge mistake by supporting the BJP to form the government in the state. That will not be repeated. JD(S) supremo and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda would rather retire from politics than support the NDA," he said.

JD(S) district president D Ramesh was present.

No Rest for Druvanarayan

Mysore: While most Lok Sabha candidates have gone to rest after a hectic campaign, R Druvanarayan (Congress) of Chamrajnagar is still up and about visiting his constituency and interacting with party workers.

With one month to go for the results, Druvanarayan attended nine weddings and other functions in Mysore and thanked people for their support.

He also held talks with leaders and party workers to understand the pattern of voting that took place on Thursday. Druvanarayan said that the Congress workers are confident of his victory.


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