Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy held a strategy meeting with relation to the Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha constituency with major irrigation minister D K Shivakumar and his brother, incumbent MP D K Suresh. many senior Congress and JDS leaders from the constituency attended the meeting.
At the meeting held in a hotel within the city, the attendees mentioned the strategy to be followed within the constituency to stay the BJP trapped. "It was determined to make sure that the JDS and Congress activists won't fight at the local level and ensure smooth coordination," said a leader who attended the meeting.
CM HDK adviced each party leaders, throughout the meeting, to not depend on him or DKShi as they need state-level commitments. "We can help to finalize a strategy. however we tend to can't be available for the campaign," he said.