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Bengaluru: Coalition partners Cong-JDS reach understanding on seat sharing, campaign jointly


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Oct 10: Partners of the state coalition government, Congress and JD(S), have reached an understanding on sharing of seats in respect of three Lok Sabha seats and two assembly constituencies which will face bypoll next month. They also have decided to undertake joint campaigning for the election.

This decision was taken at a meeting organized on Tuesday October 9 night at Kumara Kripa guest house. Leaders of both the parties like former Prime Minister, H D Deve Gowda, state Congress affairs in-charge, K C Venugopal, coordination committee chairman, Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, Dinesh Gundu Rao and JD(S) chief general secretary, Danish Ali, took part in this meeting.


Meeting at KPCC office

Briefing the media persons after the meeting, Venugopal said that Ballari and Shivamogga Lok Sabha seats and Jamkhandi assembly constituency have been allocated to his party while JD(S) will field its candidates in Mandya Lok Sabha and Ramanagara assembly constituencies. He also said that the parties will undertake campaigning jointly. He added that this partnership has been forged with the clear aim of giving a strong message that secular parties have been joining hands at the national level.

Siddaramaiah said that Congress and JD(S) will fight the bypoll together, and their main aim is to defeat BJP.

It is said that before the meeting, Deve Gowda and chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, held telephonic consultation over reaching an understanding with the Congress for the bypoll. Their discussions also included choice of candidates for Ramanagara assembly seat and Mandya Lok Sabha seat, sources said. It is learnt that candidatures of Anita Kumaraswamy for Ramanagara and either Laxmi Ashwini Gowda or minister, D C Thammanna's son, Santosh, for Mandya Lok Sabha seat have been finalised.

BJP too held prolonged core committee meeting on Tuesday on the issue of party candidate. It decided to field B Y Raghavendra from Shivamogga, former MP, J Shantha from Ballari, and Srikant Kulkarni from Jamkhandi seat. These names are being sent to the central leaders for approval. Yeddyurappa has been vested with the power to decide on the candidates for Ramanagara assembly seat and Mandya Lok Sabha (LS) seat. Reports say that the BJP is trying to rope in leaders from other parties for being fielded from these two constituencies as it does not have a formidable presence here.

Congress also held meeting presided by K C Venugopal with the participation of deputy chief minister, Dr G Parameshwar, coordination committee chairman, Siddaramaiah, KPCC president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, working president, Ishwar Khandre and minister, D K Shivakumar. It is said that the party has zeroed in on the name of Anand Nyam Gowda for Jamkhandi constituency, former minister, Kimmane Ratnakar, Sundaresh or former MLA, Belur Gopalakrishna, for Shivamogga LS seat. As there are many aspirants for Ballari seat, Shivakumar has been given the authority to choose a candidate through unanimous decision.


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  • SURESH HEGDE, UAE

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Thetti pothina tharayeg kuridhina kumbuda yencha avu sambar...

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    This is good news for all who believe in Secularism and love for the country. The people of South India have realised the dangers of divisive politics and divisive forces.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    ಈ ಬಿ.ಜೆ.ಪಿ=ಬಜಂಟ್ ಜುಮ್ಲಾ ಪಿರ್ಕಿಲೆಕ್ ಕೋಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಪಂಡ ಏತ್ ನಂಜಿ. ಹಿಂದುತ್ವ ಇಜ್ಜ್ಯಾಂಡ ಮೆಕ್ಕುಲ್ ಎಂಚ ಗೆಲ್ಪುನಿ. ಸೋಪುನಿ.

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  • Alphonso Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Its not a good news for Congress. The Grand old party will slowly be sidelined and will lose its identity . JDS cadres will only look for a 'leaders' role but not a 'supporting' role. As it is Cong has no good leaders , and they just succumb to what JDS dictates. Soon there will be differences and may see defection of members. And God forbid, if they lose despite forming a coalition, then its curtains for Congress.

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  • Vikki, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    I feel pity for Congress
    Paaapa
    National party to regional party
    Great transformation

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    ... that is Natures law. What goes up comes down.
    Time is the key player here... things can change variably for some favors for some allows.....

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    There is no option for Coalition in EVM

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Bad news for BJP, Good for Congress/JDS

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    RIP BJP ...

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  • Ganesh Kamath, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Ha Ha Ha. End of the Vinci Congress in Ktaka. Soon many of the non performing or non reliable Congis will be booted out by Dodda Gowdru . Its obvious who calls the shots.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Thanks lord.. at last somebody in opposition to race with bjp.
    Otherwise after ten years only A and B team of bjp with fight one another to win.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    and defeat jointly 😆

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