Bengaluru: Vellore Shankaranarayana Dwarakanath Guruji, popularly known as Dwarakanath Guruji, who is deemed to be very close to Energy Minister, D.K. Shivakumar has predicted that JD(S) will be the ‘King-Maker’ in 2018 Assembly elections and the State will get a new Chief Minister.
Interestingly, JD(S) Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda has said that in the changing political scenario in Karnataka, his party will be a ‘King’ and not a ‘King-Maker’ and this time, people will vote for JD(S) as they have tried both Congress and the BJP.
In an interview to a private TV channel yesterday, Dwarakanath Guruji has predicted that the BJP will emerge as a single largest party with 90 seats. “It is difficult for the present CM Siddharamaiah to occupy the chair in 2018. Congress will benefit if Mallikarjuna Kharge is made the CM,” he said.
“As of now, there are no indications to say D.K. Shivakumar will be the CM. But I am sure that he will become the CM one day. Nothing is impossible politically if Deve Gowda and his son H.D. Kumaraswamy make up their mind. If Kumaraswamy takes care of his health, there is no threat to JD(S) for at least 20 years,” he said.
“Deve Gowda has the will power and has an aim and he will definitely achieve something. Prajwal Revanna has the potential of becoming a good leader in the future. It is difficult for former Mandya MP Ramya to get political positions and status in Karnataka and Congress will benefit if it uses actor Sudeep for campaigning,” he predicted.
On the BJP’s firebrand leader and Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde, Dwarakanath said, “If not now, he will become the CM one day. Shobha Karandlaje had a chance of becoming the CM sometime back but now it is difficult for her. Actor Upendra’s party has no political future,” he said.
Speaking about Lok Sabha elections, the noted astrologer said, “BJP will return to power in 2019 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be an unquestionable leader till 2022. But Modi has a threat to his life and he has to take care of his security. Rahul Gandhi will only emerge as a political leader after 2022,” he stated.
On Tamil Nadu, he said that after January 14, there will not be a government in Tamil Nadu and superstar Rajinikanth will be the CM.