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Shivakumar accuses JD-S of committing suicide by fielding Deve Gowda’s son-in-law on BJP ticket

In Bengaluru, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D. K. Shivakumar criticized JD-S for fielding H. D. Deve Gowda’s son-in-law, C. N. Manjunath, on a BJP ticket in Bengaluru Rural. Shivakumar stated that the JD-S is committing suicide by aligning with the BJP, calling it an embarrassing move.

Shivakumar highlighted the confusion surrounding the JD-S and BJP alliance regarding seat sharing, expressing his expectations of such a situation. He mentioned the BJP’s history of causing turmoil within its allies in other states. He emphasized that it is an internal matter between the parties and their decision to align.

In response to questions about potentially inducting former CM and BJP MP D.V. Sadananda Gowda into Congress, Shivakumar pointed out the trend of politicians seeking alternative party affiliations when denied tickets. He mentioned instances where individuals switched parties and contested in elections, based on not receiving tickets from their previous party.

Shivakumar discussed how various politicians, including Ayanur Manjunath, M. P. Kumaraswamy, Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, Shettar, and Savadi, have changed party affiliations based on ticket denials in the past. He emphasized that individuals aligning with Congress must accept the party ideology. When prompted about Sadananda Gowda potentially receiving a Congress ticket, Shivakumar refrained from commenting on the matter.


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