The JDS has called for a meeting on Tuesday. All legislators, MPs and district leaders will attend while maintaining social distancing.
The polls to four RS seats from the state will be held on June 19 and Tuesday is the last date for filing nominations.
He said that people from lower strata of society have started walking down long distances to their villages as the public transportation stands suspended.
Many other political parties from different states too will be part of the protest, and the date is yet to be decided, said Gowda at a two-day Belagavi division level workshop for party workers.
In a clear indication of the deepening crisis in the JDS, former MLC and the party’s national general secretary Ramesh Babu on Saturday resigned.
Party prez rubbishes talk of leadership crisis
The community has a population of about 13 crore in the country.
But on the business side of the meeting, the party was worried about the ‘continued indifference’ of former ministers Gubbi Srinivas and G T Deve Gowda.
Ahead of the gram panchayat byelections on February 9, the party sees considerable vote shift in favour of BJP after it ended its coalition with JDS.
As the countdown began for the Mayor election on Saturday, political activities are at their peak in the Janata Dal (Secular) camp to choose the Mayor candidate.
Mahesh, in consultation with local leaders and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, will be announcing the mayoral candidate.
About the BJP win in KR Pete, he said. “Yes, BJP has won. But remember, the Congress too had won this seat in the past.
The JDS declared on Sunday that no one would desert the party.
It’s raining cash and vouchers in KR Pet and Hunsur constituencies in Old Mysore.
Some suggest the Congress is saying this merely to enthuse voters, because the party realized that its candidates were doing badly.