JDS chief H D Devegowda claimed that mid-term elections will be conducted in Karnataka. “They (Congress) said they will support us for five years, but their behavior hasn’t been in the line with this promise. Our people are smart. They are watching them (Congress)” HDD said.
The Ex-PM’s comments came among raging differences between the JDS-Congress alliance in Karnataka. Congress defeat in Lok Sabha polls, former PM HDD said it seemed that the party has lost its strength.
“But there will be no danger from my side. I don’t know how long this government will last. It is in the hands of the Congress and not Kumaraswamy,” Gowda said, also added that the JDS has believed all “arbitrary demands” of the Congress.
Devegowda said that “I was the rule for the coalition in Karnataka. Sonia Gandhi sent Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot to Bangalore. While having a discussion, I told them the pain of the coalition I had experienced before. I told them I don’t need it “ he said.
HDD also informed that he has advised Mallikarjun Kharge’s name for the CM post. He asked Rahul Gandhi to assign Mallikarjun Kharge the CM. Ghulam nab Azad, however, HDK to be the CM, a demand HD Gowda had to agree with. The comments have come among coalition crisis in Karnataka.