The reasons for this newfound friendship, according to sources, are the party’s loss in both Sira and RR Nagar seats in its strong Vokkaliga backyard
Kumaraswamy said the sacrifice of Vokkaligas cannot be undermined as they had given up their lands for the development of Bengaluru.
Sources said that JDS leaders have approached Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa seeking the support of government nominees.
The signs of a new bond being forged are becoming apparent, and are keeping political circles buzzing.
After exchanging pleasantries, the seer also had a word with Nikhil Kumaraswamy.
He said he had requested Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to depute ministers, and would write to him again to take up the issue seriously.
He also took objection to the Congress leadership using the term ‘JDS Samadhi’.
Considering that the JDS drew a blank in all the 15 byelections last year, party loyalists are now worried about the RR Nagar and Sira polls.
The results will not impact the government, but it is important for us to send a message to the other parties that the JDS is very much relevant in state politics and will continue to fight for the pe
The government must place all facts before people,” he said and added that he had never protected anyone involved in any illegal activities.
HDK attacked the Yediyurappa government, saying it had scrapped all pro-people schemes, with people fraudulently taking crop loans multiple times.
Political leaders and media were banned from entering the resort after HDK reportedly directed the security to not allow anybody inside till their stay.
Kumaraswamy said there is no use if JDS takes up the issue in the Assembly. “They have arrested some actors from the Kannada industry.
The committee does not even have a woman member,” the former chief minister pointed out.
The Karnataka government should bring out a white paper to reveal the truth about the state’s finances, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said.