H.D. Kumaraswamy predicts advancement of Assembly polls

H.D. Kumaraswamy predicts advancement of Assembly polls

July 4, 2022

Bengaluru: Even as all the three main political parties of the State — BJP, Congress and JD(S) — are gearing up for next year’s Assembly polls, former Chief Minister and top JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) said that he foresees advancement of Assembly polls by six months and elections are likely to take place in Karnataka in December, along with Gujarat Assembly polls.

Speaking to press persons after releasing ‘Janata Mitra’ pamphlets at the party’s headquarters in Bengaluru on Saturday, Kumaraswamy maintained that JD(S) has a good chance of winning majority in the Assembly polls.

Asking the party workers to intensify the poll preparations for Assembly and the upcoming  BBMP polls, Kumaraswamy asserted that the party has a favourable atmosphere to win at least 15 out of the 28 Assembly segments in Bengaluru city.

Kumaraswamy further said that JD(S) will launch ‘Pancharatna Rathyatra’ in August and the yatra will cover villages across the State.

The yatra is expected to go on for three months, out of which he has reserved 15 days for Bengaluru alone, he said adding that the Janata Mitra initiative of the party will help in reaching out to the masses. JD(S) Supremo and former PM H.D. Deve Gowda, State JD(S) President C.M. Ibrahim, former Kerala Minister Krishnan Kutty and others were present.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “H.D. Kumaraswamy predicts advancement of Assembly polls”

  1. No need to foresee or to foretell about when elections will be held.In view of the recurring electoral defeats Mr.Kumaraswamy knows too well that his JD(S) is destined to remain a third force too weak to take on either the BJP or the Congress headlong and to outperform either of them.His assertions that people are fed up of both major players and would prefer JDS with a clear mandate to govern reflect wishful thinking and political bravado only aimed at boosting the morale of those who still vouch for it.

  2. Questo says:

    Hey Chakravarthy
    Are you from Melkote? Because, I have seen those in Melkote indulging in meaningless rants after their stomachs are filled with pulyogare! Well your post sounds like it.
    “JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) said that he foresees advancement of Assembly polls by six months and elections are likely to take place in Karnataka in December, along with Gujarat Assembly polls”
    This forecast is nothing new, as just a couple of months ago, the BJP Amrit Shah and Bommai met the Seer of Siddaganga Mutt, followed quickly by Rahul Gandhi and Siddu for Congress. Even the SOM’s Mr Ganapathy predicted what Kumaraswamy says now months ago!, and wrotea lengthy article about it.
    When you are not indulging in pulyogare, just exercise your brain-if you have it! The BJP leaders including Modi are focusing on Karnataka recently through visits. It was not some chance that Modi chose to come to Mysore to celebrate the International Yoga day. He could have done itin the UP or in Gujarat. But he chose Mysore, after presumably indicating to Bommai and Yedi that he would be interested to come. These are all preparations for early state polls. Almost every one guessed except you! The BJP is concerned about the caterpillar Moustached Lingayat Bommai leadership as the CM,and also about the votes of Gowdas going for Congress and JD (S). The BJP highcommand recently was toying with the idea of installing Shobha Karandlaje, a Vokkaliga as the CM replacing the dimwitted Bommai. The BJP wants the state GE to be held early before Bommai is deemed hopeless as the CM.
    Just to educate your small brain:
    Although perhaps you spent all your life in Mysore/Karnataka, you seem not to grasp the political dynamics that operate in the state based on caste-oriented politics. The BJP supported by the Lingayat Seers of all the Lingayat Mutts, mop up all Lingayat votes. That leaves the next large numbers of Gowdas in districts of Karnataka, mostly the Old Mysore districts, and the increasing Muslim voters. Congress will get all the Muslim votes. But the votes of Gowdas will be split, a smaller fraction will go to the Kuruba Siddu-led Congress, and larger fraction will go to Kumaraswamy and Devegowda-led JD (S). That will deprive the Kuruba-led Siddu Congress the majority to form the government after the next GE.
    The BJP knows that they cannot attract the Gowdas votes. But they want JD(S) to split Gowda votes so that the Congress does not get all of them. Well, the BJP wants to achieve the above through an early GE, before Bommai is proved inefficient, before the economy becomes worse and the and before the Covid-variant pandemic re-emerges-there are signs of this around the globe.

  3. Mann Ki Baat! Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    @ Srinivas Chakravarthy
    I suggest you to try bisibele baat which has rich ingredients of vegetables and spices. Very good for your brain power!
    You see Chakravarthy, there is every indication that early state election is going to be the case-Modi’s visit, and visits of BJP and Congress leaders to the Mutt , Modi’s visit, mentioned above. I also read Mr Ganapathy’s very good article about it , just a few months back. Very good analysis there, which you should read to improve your knowledge of the state politics.
    Ofcourse JD(S) cannot defeat Congress or the BJP in the election. But they derive their votes from the large Vokkaliga communities of Mandya, Ramanagara, Hassan etc.. Congress is also dependent on Vokkaliga votes, knowing well the Veerashiva voters of North Karnataka Veerashiva corridor districts and elsewhere, do not vote for Congress. That means Congress will not have enough MLAs to form the next government.
    Deva Gowda proposed ‘ Jalavahini’ movement through a number of visits to places where rivers flow as an early election indicator. He and Kumaraswamy are good political analysts unlike you! Sonia Gandhi preferred Kumaraswamy as the CM over Siddu just a few years ago, when JD(s)and Congress formed a coalition government. Deve Gowda, who knows Sonia Gandhi well during his short regime as the PM ,wants that coalition again.
    Your daft observation: “His assertions that people are fed up of both major players and would prefer JDS with a clear mandate to govern reflect wishful thinking and political bravado only aimed at boosting the morale of those who still vouch for it” is very flawed as you have not grasped that the “people” referred to are Gowda voters, and he want all their votes to JD(S) and not to Congress.

  4. Krishnan Kutti Nair says:

    Interesting debate about Karnataka politics. We in Kerala are interested because our government and your MP Simha are encouraging Kerala businessmen to relocate to Mysore, and also want Keralites to come and settle in Mysore. Your Greater Mysore concept will allow us to do just that.
    Interesting too that your Mysore-Bangalore 10-line highway is set to open this October. There was UAE backed Israeli chip fabrication company signing MOU, and the pace for its establishment is growing fas now. Narendra Modi and his government have growing economic links with the UAE, which made the above MOU possible. Narendra Modi on his the way from his visit to Munich for the G7 meeting, stooped at the UAE to offer condolences to a recent death in the UAE ruler’s family, a rare gesture, but the real reason was to persuade the UAE government and the very large and thriving Keralite business men there to invest in Mysore, as he has made aware of the Mysore airport expansion, and the opportunity of non-stop direct A320 flight services from UAE to Mysore . Mysoreans could expect massive business development by these UAE Keralite businessmen. Posters mentioned others, and it is a strong possibility that there will be early election in Karnataka with Bommai, your CM ciaming investment like the above highway, the chip fabrication plant, the expansion of Mysore airport and a business park along its corridor etc.
    Mr Kumaraswamy , the JD(S) and the former Karnataka CM seems right in his prediction..


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