JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda to begin poll campaign from Jan 2023

Mysuru, Dec 1 (IANS): JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda announced on Thursday that he will begin his election campaign from January 2023.

An 89-year-old veteran politician, who has vowed to bring JD(S) to power in Karnataka in next year's Assembly polls, called on party workers and leaders to intensify door-to-door campaigns in order to reach out to the general public.

"Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (his son) and other leaders have already launched the Pancharatna Rath Yatra throughout the state. Responsibility is fixed in every village for each party leader," he stated.

Party leaders, legislators and former MLAs have also been given responsibilities, Deve Gowda stated, while also clarifying that the first list announced by the party is not final yet.

"Every day the list will be reviewed. Surveys are conducted daily. Leaders with difference of opinion are in talks with Kumaraswamy," he stated.

JD(S), known as the third force along with national parties Congress and BJP, is looking to play a crucial role in the formation of a new government after next year's Assemble elections.

It is trying to win about 30 to 40 seats in 224 Assembly constituencies and become the kingmaker.

However, the national parties are engaged in fierce electoral battles.

The state's ruling BJP after gaining strength in south Karnataka with the joining of powerful leaders from JD(S) and Congress in 2019, is confident of attaining majority.

Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah are vying with each other to make it to the Chief Minister's post if Congress attains power.

Shivakumar who hails from Vokkaliga community has already made an appeal to community voters, who play a crucial role in elections to give him a chance over Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy this time.

JD(S) is also worried about ruling BJP making inroads into Vokkaliga vote bank.

Till date, the Vokkaliga vote bank has been the strength of JD(S) party.





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  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Assembly elections are the right time for JDS or Gowda family to replenish their dwindling fortune by selling the B form. Anyway out of 224 seats 40 will be given to his family members. Remaining will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. My only wish is that the old man should live to see a single digit or Nil number of his MLAs in the assembly

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  • Anton, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    His party will never come to power on its own and is the reason for hung assembly everytime. I am sure this time he will align with BJP and he is calling his party secular

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    who and what is meant by secular? please explain

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    ಅಜ್ಜೆರೆಗ್ ಬೊಡ್ಚಾಂಡಿನ ಬೇಲೆ. ಅಂಚಿ ಪೊಯರೆ ಸಿದ್ಧ ಆಥೆರ್.

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  • Sadashiv, Jodu Raaste/Karkala

    Thu, Dec 01 2022

    Eencha Aamre Pooragelga Eepodu. Day and night Ajja slog for his son to be a Chief Minister. Oodar Mama struggling a lot for her son to be a Prime Minister. Kya Soch hai. Talented people.

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