JD(S) will continue to support Cong in BBMP: Deve Gowda

The JD(S) will continue its alliance with the Congress in the BBMP in spite of the ruling partys stand against backing it in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

The JD(S) parliamentary board has taken a decision to this effect, the partys national president H D Deve Gowda told reporters on Wednesday. But he made it clear the JD(S) would keep protesting against the Congress over corruption and other issues both inside the BBMP council and outside.

Gowda said he didnt want to send a wrong message by withdrawing support to the Congress. “If we withdraw support now, it might create an impression that Im supporting the BJP. But it doesnt mean that I am scared of anybody or of the consequences,” he said. “Withdrawing support will be the last resort. JD(S) corporators and ex officio members, including legislators and MPs, will sit together and weigh all options. The Assembly elections will be held in three months. Once the results are out, the equations will change.”

Dont hassle motorists: HDK

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy, who took part in the partys Vikasa Parva Padayatra in Padmanabhanagar, appealed to workers and candidates for Assembly seats in Bengaluru not to hassle the public by causing traffic jams. “I am not happy with the idea of the padayatra. Just because the BJP is carrying out one, it doesnt mean the JD(S) should do it, too,” he said. He added that hassling the public would not help the JD(S) win over the electorate but would rather dent its prospects.

Kumaraswamy asked JD(S) leaders to go door-to-door instead and educate the voters about the partys good work.

The JD(S) will continue its alliance with the Congress in the BBMP in spite of the ruling party’s stand against backing it in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

The JD(S) parliamentary board has taken a decision to this effect, the party’s national president H D Deve Gowda told reporters on Wednesday. But he made it clear the JD(S) would keep protesting against the Congress over corruption and other issues both inside the BBMP council and outside.

Gowda said he didn’t want to send a wrong message by withdrawing support to the Congress. “If we withdraw support now, it might create an impression that I’m supporting the BJP. But it doesn’t mean that I am scared of anybody or of the consequences,” he said. “Withdrawing support will be the last resort. JD(S) corporators and ex officio members, including legislators and MPs, will sit together and weigh all options. The Assembly elections will be held in three months. Once the results are out, the equations will change.”

Don’t hassle motorists: HDK

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy, who took part in the party’s Vikasa Parva Padayatra in Padmanabhanagar, appealed to workers and candidates for Assembly seats in Bengaluru not to hassle the public by causing traffic jams. “I am not happy with the idea of the padayatra. Just because the BJP is carrying out one, it doesn’t mean the JD(S) should do it, too,” he said. He added that hassling the public would not help the JD(S) win over the electorate but would rather dent its prospects.

Kumaraswamy asked JD(S) leaders to go door-to-door instead and educate the voters about the party’s good work.

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