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22 May 2024, 8:10 AM


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Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has vowed that we should not win but  we should not let them to win. They have also devised a strategy accordingly.

HD Kumaraswamy


Bangalore: The JDS has decided to support the Congress if it is necessary to defeat undeserved MLAs.

This family party wishes to come to fruition. They either have to win or they have to change. Their families should feel empowered. This is his strategy.

The JDS Legislative Assembly held in a private hotel in the city has long debated the by-election defeat. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Kumaraswamy said, “Our first priority is to win in the areas where we have the opportunity. The main aim of defeating undeserved MLAs elsewhere is where the Congress candidate hopes to win, ”he said.

The party will formulate its own strategy for this election. Our goal is to defeat incompetent lawmakers. There is a great deal of confusion and disagreement in the field where unqualified lawmakers compete. JDS has fielded a potential candidate in all three of Belgaum’s constituencies. Athani candidate is an old activist of our party. He alleged that Lakshmana Sawadi was being pressured to withdraw his nomination papers.

Notice of return of Mr. Nomination Form

We have conducted a separate strategy in the Hirekeroor field. Swamiji, who contested from our party, is being put under pressure. CM Yeddyurappa says many pontiffs are withdrawing from the competition. The media is reporting that Mr was placed in an unknown location. It is in this backdrop that I have appealed to the Swamijis to withdraw from the competition. He said that the JDS would fight in a different way than them.

The Hirekere BJP candidate will fall on anyone’s leg when they need BC packets. On December 9, Patil demanded an answer to Patil’s question of what Kumaraswamy would do if the BJP won. Sudhakar has challenged money. He said he knows how to make money.

Absence: Former legislators and councilors attended the legislative party meeting. Some lawmakers with Kumaraswamy were at the meeting.

Three between two brothers

At Gokak in Belagavi, three nominations were filed between brothers Lakhan Jarkiholi and Satish Jarkiholi in Gokak. Mr. Lakhan, the official candidate of the Congress, filed his first set of nominations in the presence of Congress MLA from Khanapur Anjali Nimbalkar, and his elder brother and MLA Satish Jarkiholi. The brothers had come to the office in a colourful rally.

The Returning Officer asked Mr. Lakhan to file another set of nominations after someone noticed an error in his application. Another group of supporters signed as proposers on his nomination. Interestingly, Mr. Satish filed a set of nominations from Gokak too. The Yamakanamaradi MLA filed nominations with affidavits within minutes of his brother’s nomination.


He told journalists that he had filed nominations as a dummy candidate and that there was no need to attach special significance to this. However, some of their detractors began venting their anger against the former Minister. They said that by doing so, Election Commission officials would not ask him to leave the constituency two days before polling and that he could reduce Mr. Lakhan’s expenses by declaring them as his expenses.




BJP candidate B.C. Patil filing his nomination in Hirekerur on Monday. Special Arrangement

BJP candidate B.C. Patil filing his nomination in Hirekerur on Monday. Special Arrangement


Apprehensions following possible rejection over technical errors in nomination papers also made BJP candidate in Hirekerur B.C. Patil to get his daughter to file nomination papers as an Independent candidate.


On Monday after Mr. Patil filed nomination papers accompanied by MPs B.Y. Raghavendra and Shivakumar Udasi and former MLA U.B. Banakar, his daughter Srushti Patil too filed nomination papers as an Independent.



In a sudden night development that has come as a shock to the ruling BJP, a Lingayat (Veerashaiva) mutt seer filed nomination papers as the Janata Dal (Secular) candidate for Hirekerur Assembly constituency on the last day.

Sri Shivalinga Shivacharya Swami of Kabbinakanti Mutt, Rattihalli, who had decided against contesting on Saturday, changed his decision after reportedly consulting with the JD(S) high command on Sunday. While the seer says that the constituency has not been developed, he had announced that he would contest the elections last week. On Saturday, he had said that the devotees had asked him not to contest.

The seer, who had not expressed his political inclination in past, has a sizeable following, and is likely give a tough fight to BJP’s B.C. Patil since both come from the Lingayat community. The division of Lingayat votes is expected to cause trouble to Mr. Patil as in the recent byelections the winning margin in the constituency has been narrow.


Last minute efforts by the Chief Minister’s son and MP B.V. Raghavendra and former MLA U.B. Banakar to convince the seer failed.


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