November 25, 2022

“Why are the national parties so afraid of a regional political party? Former PM Deve Gowda slams Cong-BJP

His remarks came after Nitish Kumar cut ties with the BJP and joined RJD in Bihar to form a government with Mahagathbandhan allies.

bangalore: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, who was re-elected on Thursday as leader of the Janata Dal (secular), highlighted the role of regional political parties and said it is not easy to destroy a regional party not only in Karnataka but also in the whole country.

The JD-S, which is preparing for next year’s elections in Karnataka, has kept its distance from the BJP and the Congress and is expected to announce its first list of candidates on November 1. “Why are the national political parties so afraid of a regional political party? This very shows that they are shaking. It is not easy to destroy a regional party not only in Karnataka but in the whole country,” Deve said. Gowda to ANI.

He was asked about the apparent efforts of the BJP and Congress to shed light on the presence of JD-S in the state. Congress and the JD-S have in the past accused each other of being the BJP’s B team.
Deve Gowda, 89, had expressed hope in August that the former Janata Dal family would emerge as a political alternative in the country to the BJP.

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His remarks came after Nitish Kumar cut ties with the BJP and joined RJD in Bihar to form a government with Mahagathbandhan allies.

“I have watched the developments in Bihar. It reminded me of when the Janata Dal Parivar was under one roof. He gave three PM. I am in my advanced years but if the younger generation decides they can offer a good alternative,” Deve Gowda said in a tweet.

JD-S leader and former chief minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy, on Thursday criticized the BJP accusing it of trying “to carry out Operation Lotus in Telangana”.

(Except for the title, this story has no editing by HW News staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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