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Veteran Deve Gowda most likely to contest from Bengaluru North


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Mar 12: Deve Gowda, chief of JD (S), sprung a surprise on Monday, March 11 by declaring that he will be in the fray for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. It is a twist in the political circles of the state as Deve Gowda had said in the past on few occasions that he is not in the fray for Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

The constituency from where Deve Gowda will contest is not yet decided. However, according to the policy adopted by the Congress in seat sharing, Deve Gowda will probably contest from Bengaluru North as he has allowed his grandson Prajwal to contest from his stronghold of Hassan.

The party workers and leaders of JD (S) of Mysuru-Kodagu, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru and Bengaluru North are urging Gowda to contest from the respective constituencies. However, it is learnt that in the screening committee meeting of the Congress party that was chaired by K C Venugopal, general secretary of AICC and in-charge of Karnataka that took place in New Delhi on Monday, March 11, many state Congress leaders have objected to the offer of giving the Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru and Kolar seats, presently having sitting Congress MPs to JD (S).

CLP leader of Karnataka and former CM Siddaramaiah is also vehemently against offering the Mysuru constituency to JD (S) citing that there is a good chance of Congress winning from Mysuru this time. He is also urging the party to give the ticket to former minister C H Vijayshankar to contest from Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha constituency.

Considering the scenario, Gowda is left with the only option of contesting from Bengaluru North. The JD (S) leaders also feel that Deve Gowda has a good chance of winning from the Bengaluru North constituency, which has a large Vokkaliga voter share, the caste to which Deve Gowda belongs.

According to the opinion given by Kupendra Reddy, MP, Deve Gowda's candidature will not only help JD (S) but also its alliance mate Congress in widening their base in Bengaluru and its surroundings.

It was thought that the entry of Deve Gowda might force sitting MP Sadananda Gowda to change his constituency for the elections this time around as Deve Gowda is a respected leader of the Vokkaliga community, which has a large voter base in the constituency. However, Sadananda Gowda has allayed all fears and confirmed that he will be contesting from Bengaluru North constituency only.

Giving clarification, Sadananda Gowda said, "I will be more than happy to contest from Bengaluru North, if the party high command gives me a ticket. I have respect for Deve Gowda but do not fear him. The contest will be thrilling if Deve Gowda contests from Bengaluru North."

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Comon Gowdaji..take some rest...stop irritating the public...

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  • NELSON PINTO, UDUDPI /OMAN

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Veteran ??? in which angle ? ? ?

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Gowda should see pawar before filing the papers. After all Gowda is under the impression that India is of 1996 he forgets now it is 2019 and ppl have full knowledge of all "self development work of Just D & Sons

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    It is in his blood to say one thing and act opposite. In 2014 he said this is his last election.
    He also said if NDA gets majority he will retire from politics as the results started to came in he changed his words from NDA to BJP. But for his bad luck BJP itself got majority. Then meekly changed the "plate" and said he met MODI who said no need to resign?, did gowda consulted MODI before making tall promises?
    ALL DOMBARATA AND NAUTANKI

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  • Tilak, London

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Yake Gowdre. beda itthu ee prayadalli.

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    athiyaase gathi kedu... too much ... at the age of 90s... resting at home letting the country to run ... this gentleman ... in spite of whole family being in politics, still want a seat , a constituency... OMG. Too much.
    May be get him some minimal votes ( for whole family I am saying ) so that he can , not only sit at home... let them never think of politics in future.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Just heard that, DVS is looking for a safe seat, most probably "Udupi - Chickmagalur" constituency, he can't contest from Mangalore constituency due to his major contribution on "Nethravathi, Yettinahole" project. Looks like end of DVS era soon.

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  • vittal m poojary, Muniyal/Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Dear Gowdaji
    It is better to retire now
    your while family is in politics
    your are like Congress
    Do not dream of PM again
    It will never happen?
    your sons are ruining Karnataka
    No development
    enough

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  • J DAL, VARAMBALLI

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Why people should vote for these old monks... it is their personal choice to stand in the election but voters should also consider candidates age and his credentials where they able work for the consituency or not... this time voters can make this old monks loose future of india .

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  • Lakan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    90 ರ ಹಿರಿಯಜ್ಜ ...ಬೇಕಿತ್ತಾ ಚುನಾವಣೆ .....! ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯಿಂದ ಮನೆಯ ರಾಗಿ ಮುದ್ದೆ ತಿಂದು ಕೊಂಡು ಆರಾಮವಾಗಿ ಇರುವುದು ಬಿಟ್ಟು....ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಯ ಆಸೆ....ಕಾನೂನು ಬರಬೇಕು ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ 75 ರ ನಂತರ ಚುನಾವಣೆಗೆ ಸ್ಪರ್ದಿಸಲು ಅವಕಾಶ ಇರಬಾರಾದು... ಇವರಿಂದ ಜನರ ನೋವು ಅಥವಾ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸ ಬಹುದಾ? ಇವರಿಗೆ ಮತ ಹಾಕಿದರೂ ಯಾರಿಗೂ ಪ್ರಯೋಜನಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಖಂಡಿತ.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    ಸೋಲಿಲದ ಸರದಾರನಿಗಿ ಇದು ಕೊನೆಯ ಸೋಲಿನ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಇದರಿಂದಾದರೂ ಕೊನೆ ಗೊಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿರಿಯಜ್ಜನ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಅಸೆ

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    FYI DG was defeated in 2004 by tejasvini gowda who was rather unknown name in politics

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  • Prashanth Poojary, karkala

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Dhratarastra of Mahabharath!!!!!

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  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Family politics of other political parties may give one more chance to NDA to rule India !!!

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Actually even veterans like Jaffer Sharief have lost to BJP from this seat, that too at the fag end of their political career

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Full Family Circus
    JDS= Just D. & Sons..Right?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Safe Seat ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    ಮುದುಕನಿಗೆ ನಡೆಯಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಯಲ್ಕೆ ಅದ್ವಾನಿಯ ಹಾಗೆ & he wanted 2 contest.

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    One can love or hate Deve Gowda but can't ignore him. That was the strength of Gowdaji!!!!!!!!

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  • SBM, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Is he serious?

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    DG thata only vokkaliga votes not enough to win in BLR north just like hassan. Siddu boys are waiting to give you a memorable farewell.

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  • Naveen Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    This man is good for only there family and Mandya and Hassan people. SHOULD BE RETIRED FROM POLTECIES. What a lucky man? without doing nothing for people there family enjoying tax payer money.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Gowda v/s Gowda

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Kuch bhee..

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  • DON, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Who knows, He could be next prime minister

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/ Kwt

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    That's why he is dreaming of repeating 1996.

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  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai Maharashtra

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    still this old man aspiring to become PM again.

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