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Kumaraswamy rubbishes rumours of electoral pact between JD(S) and Congress

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, April 18, 2017 : JD(S) State President and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has rubbished rumours of his party entering into an understanding with the Congress to fight the next assembly elections.




Speaking to reporters here on April 17, Monday, Kumaraswamy said  the JD(S) was not working  towards  entering into an alliance with any party. Stating that the party  already had a bad experience after running a coalition government with the BJP in the past, he made it clear that the JD(S) would not forge an electoral alliance with any party.

On the Gundlupete and Nanjanagud by polls, Kumaraswamy alleged  that  huge money has been distributed among voters to lure them. He also predicted that  at least three Congress leaders may join the JD(S) before the next elections.

Commenting on the  statement made by former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah comparing his father Deve Gowda with former Pakistan military ruler Musharaff,  Kumaraswamy said Abdulla  would have never made such a comment had he been aware of  the efforts made towards the development of J&K during the prime ministership of Gowda.