No one can do anything without JD(S) after 2023 K’taka Assembly poll: H D Kumaraswamy


PTI, Jan 26, 2022, 6:17 PM IST

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday indicated his party would have a crucial role to play in Karnataka after the 2023 Assembly polls as he claimed that no one can do anything without the party.

The former Chief Minister said defections have become a common phenomenon in all parties ahead of elections these days as an ideology has no buyers.

”…JD(S) will grow stronger. Not only that, in 2023, too, no one can do anything without JD(S). I’m not saying this out of ego for there is a section of people that has saved and nurtured this party, those people will never leave this party,” Kumaraswamy said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said his party is whatever it is today because of the workers and not because of leaders. He hit out at now Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, who was earlier with the JD(S), for belittling his party.

”…without any leaders, we have won seats in various elections. Even when Siddaramaiah was with JD(S) we used to get a 19 percent vote share and after he left the party too it has remained intact, who is responsible for it, our karyakartas, I’m not saying it is because of me,” he added.

Kumaraswamy had earlier announced ”Mission 123” (winning a minimum of 123 seats in the 224- member Assembly) to bring the party to power independently after the 2023 Assembly polls.

In the 2018 Assembly polls, there was no clear mandate for any party, and BJP, the single largest party, failed to muster numbers. And the Congress, JD(S) joined hands to form a coalition government under Kumaraswamy’s leadership. It collapsed in 2019 due to internal squabbling and defection of MLAs.

The regional party had also been in coalition with the BJP in the past.

Kumaraswamy said he won’t make claims that leaders from both Congress and BJP are eager to join JD(S) like it was being done by the two national parties.

”We are a small party…rather than people from other parties joining us, we have created an atmosphere for youth to join us and grow themselves as leaders, such an atmosphere in a way has always existed in this party,” he said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Karnataka to send 4 elephants to UP’s Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Active COVID-19 cases dip to 17,317

BSY’s son Vijayendra prefers to wait till BJP decides his name as MLC candidate

‘Gaali Gopura to be built atop Anjanadri hill’

Ullal: Woman’s suspicious death turns out to be murder

All-round RR humble LSG by 24 runs, inch closer to play-offs

My visit to Nepal intended to further deepen ‘time-honoured’ linkages: PM Modi


Related Articles More

Karnataka to send 4 elephants to UP’s Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Bantwal: Cattle traffickers injure SI, flee from spot; Three cattle rescued

Decision on morning Azaan after meeting with Ulemas: Waqf Board Chairman

BSY’s son Vijayendra prefers to wait till BJP decides his name as MLC candidate

Schools in Karnataka all set to reopen today

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN 15-05-2022

CT Ravi Statement about Congress

Thousands Witness Ancient Tulunadu Celebration of ‘Pilikola’

NEWS BULLETIN 14-05-2022

Cow Steeling at Kumta : CCTV Footage Found


Latest Additions

Karnataka to send 4 elephants to UP’s Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Djokovic shows he’s back in top form with Italian Open title

WATCH: Dramatic video shows small plane crash on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

‘Once Upon a Time in Calcutta’, ‘Shoebox’, ‘Taangh/Longing’ hog top awards at 2022 NYIFF

How diamond baron Dholakia got Rs 920 for first trade!

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.