JDS president and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda addressing an election rally in Tumkur on Sunday
JDS president and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda addressing an election rally in Tumkur on Sunday

No misunderstanding between JD(S), Congress, says Deve Gowda

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2019 04:50 IST

Tumkur (Karnataka) [India], April 8 (ANI): Affirming faith in the strength of the Congress-JD(S) alliance, Janata Dal (Secular) president and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Sunday said that both the parties are working without any misunderstanding. 
Addressing a rally here, Deve Gowda said, “In this country, all regional parties do not have a good understanding with national parties, but we have a good relationship with Congress and are running the government without misunderstandings. We have to work together to reduce the power of BJP in Karnataka.”
He also asserted that BJP is making use of social media to change people’s opinion about Prime Minister NarendraModi.
“Social media and electronic media are changing people's opinion about Modi and they are giving much importance to him and imposing an opinion that no leader is like Modi. Our youth is capable to understand it and they can make change by working together. I can tell what all happened to minority and Christian communities, but I don't want to discuss on that issue in this stage,” he said.
He also said that it will be too soon to decide as to who is going to be in power and in opposition after the Lok Sabha elections.
“It is not possible for me to imagine what 130 crore people think, with your blessings if I get the chance to sit in parliament. I don't know which side Modi sits (opposition or in government) and I don't know what 130 crore people decide,” he said.
The Congress will contest on 20 seats and JD (S) the remaining eight as part of the seat-sharing agreement reached between the two parties for the total 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 17 seats from Karnataka while the Congress bagged nine seats and JD(S) got two seats.
Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka will be held in two phases starting April 18. The counting of votes will be done on May 23. (ANI)

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