Press Esc to close
Sunday 23 November 2014
News updated at 6:41 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Gowda to accept HDK's resignation

Birur/Bangalore, Augsut 25, 2013, DHNS:

JD(S) meet on Aug 28 to elect new State president

Kumaraswamy

In a significant political development, Janata Dal (Secular) President H D Deve Gowda on Sunday said he will accept the resignation of former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy as the president of the state unit of the party.

On Saturday, Kumaraswamy had offered to quit the post of the state unit president and that of the leader of the opposition in the Assembly following the party’s debacle in byelections to the Lok Sabha from Bangalore Rural and Mandya constituencies.

Speaking to reporters in Birur in Chickmagalur district, Gowda said he had decided to accept Kumaraswamy’s resignation in tune with the one-man-one-post policy of the party.

The former prime minister said that a meeting of senior leaders of the party would be called on Wednesday to elect a new state president. On the issue whether Kumaraswamy would continue as leader of the opposition in the Assembly, he said the party MLAs would take an unanimous decision on it. Gowda said he sees electoral victory or defeat with equanimity and vowed to tour the state to strengthen the party.


MLAs upset

According to sources in the JD(S), of late, Kumaraswamy has not been in good terms with a section of the party MLAs. He is learnt to have had a spat with Chamarajpet MLA B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan, a former minister, and Magadi MLA H C Balakrishna. Magadi is part of the Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency.

Both the MLAs did not campaign aggressively for the party candidates during the by-polls. Also, it is learnt that Nagamangala MLA N Cheluvarayaswamy, whose resignation as MP necessitated bypolls from the Mandya seat, is unhappy for being sidelined in the party.
The defeat in the constituencies considered JD-S strong holds could not have come at a worse time for Kumaraswamy. Sources close to the former chief minister said that he is firm on his decision to quit the state unit president’s post.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Players during the 3rd day of IBSF World Snooker Championship in Bengaluru...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Interim President, BCCI Shivlal Yadav felicitates Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma at the BCCI...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Migratory birds arrive to make nest at tree at Islampur in Birbhum district of West Bengal...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being wrecked at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters make a formation during a parade for presentation...

Indian Coast Guard launching Interceptor Boat c-416 at Hazira, Surat...

Indian Coast Guard launching Interceptor Boat c-416 at Hazira, Surat...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523