Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda (HDD) and the former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah will undertake joint campaigning from Apr. 9 to 13 in various Parliamentary Constituencies across the State to ensure the victory of coalition candidates.
They will be taking up joint campaigning to sort out the differences between Congress and JD(S) leaders in order to make them work together so that the alliance candidates win maximum seats in old Mysuru region. The two leaders have decided to hold joint campaigns in Mysuru, Hassan, Mandya, Tumakuru and in Bengaluru from Apr. 9.
The duo will kick-start their joint tour from Mysuru on Apr.9, followed by Tumakuru, from where HDD is contesting on Apr. 10 and will later tour the entire parliamentary segment.
They will campaign at Arkalgud, Hassan, Arasikere and Kadur region on Apr. 11 and Mandya on Apr.12 where Chief Minister’s son Nikhil taking on BJP supported Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambarish. The duo will conduct the road shows at various villages at K.R. Nagar, K.R. Pet, Nagamangala and Malavalli for the entire day.
They will also canvass together at a few places in Bengaluru South and North on Apr 13.
Both the leaders will work together following the directions from All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi to defeat the BJP in all 28 Constituencies.
They appealed workers and leaders of the two parties to “forget the past, and look forward for a bigger cause.”
HDD and Siddharamaiah have come together to make the most of their hold on old Mysuru region, consolidate the votes of Vokkaliga and Kuruba vote bank and to emerge as a formidable force
Deve Gowda and Siddharamaiah are making efforts to revive their past as they had split on cast lines in the last 25 years.
In fact, the 2018 Assembly results where JD(S) managed to get a majority in Vokkaliga belt is termed as a vote against Siddharamaiah rather than that of the Congress.
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has organised this tour after discussing with former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda.
On request from Congress leaders, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy is campaigning for Congress candidates in Chitradurga today and Bidar tomorrow.