Deve Gowda sends mixed signals about JD (S) strategy after surveys
BENGALURU: Sending mixed signals, Patriarch JD (S) HD Deve Gowda said Monday that he will work to strengthen his party by keeping both BJP and Congress at a distance, days after hinting at a possible post-pop alliance in Karnataka with Sonia Gandhi . Party directed.
The comments of former prime ministers came a day after Congress indicated that it was not reluctant to join with JD (S), its former coalition partner, once again to form a government in the state in case the BJP Ruler is not a majority after December 5 assembly by surveys.
I have had experience (of running a government) with both. With BJP I have had the experience of running a government because of my son (), and with my approval we also had (a government) with Congress, Gowda said.
Speaking to reporters in Belagavi, he said: Keeping them both at a distance, saying 'namasakara' to both of them, I will work beyond my limits to strengthen my party.
Gowda recently said that the decision of the president of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, after the polls should be monitored, leading to speculation about the possible union of the two parties once again, if the situation arose.
Kumaraswamy had also said that there would be a stable government in the state after the polls, but not necessarily that of BJP, as he asked the media to wait for the results of the polls to 15 electoral districts of the assembly to be declared December 9.
Sounding optimistic after forming a coalition government in neighboring Maharashtra, high leaders of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge and G Parameshwara said Sunday that there is a possibility that the two sides will come together.
Congress and JD (S), who led a coalition government for 14 months in the state and disputed Lok sabha The alliance polls separated after the collapse of the HD Kumaraswamy ministry in July after the 17 MLA rebellion and are challenging the independent polls.
The ruling BJP led by Prime Minister BS Yediyurappa needs to win at least six seats in the elections to remain in the majority in the 224-member assembly, which would still have two vacant seats: Maski and R R Nagar.
Gowda had previously said that he wants the BJP government led by Yediyurappa to complete his term, as it would give him time to build the regional party.
JD (S) had also led a coalition government with BJP in 2006 and under a rotating agreement of chief ministers, Kumaraswamy had run the state for 20 months, before collapsing.