Press Esc to close
Sunday 20 August 2017
News updated at 1:29 PM IST

JD(S) chants unity mantra as Krishnappa takes charge

Bangalore, Sept 13, 2013, DHNS: 3:02 IST
Putting up a united front despite having lobbied for the same post, JD(S) leaders on Friday accepted the anointment of A Krishnappa as the party’s State president.

All leaders, who had been vying for the post and fighting hard for it in the last three weeks, appeared as if they were a single family. Basavaraj Yatnal, Bandeppa Kashempur and Iqbal Ansari, who were all in the race, said the JD(S) was like a family.

Yatnal went a step further and denied there was any race for the post. “There was never a race. It was only the media which highlighted that we leaders were in the race,” he said. “We are all part of a political family and ready to serve in whatever post we are assigned.”
Kashempur sought to dismiss the allegations that JD(S) was the party of a father and son. “We are all sons, and Deve Gowda is our father. The party is not a dynasty.”

The JD(S) National President, H D Deve Gowda, said the anointment of Krishnappa should be sufficient enough to deter the party’s critics from accusing it of being a “dynastic” rule. “This battle against the Congress and the BJP is like Mahabharatha,” he thundered. “We have given Krishnappa the role of Krishna with a Sudarshan Chakra. I hope he lives up to his name and carries the party on his shoulders.”

Returning Gowda’s compliment with a Mahabharatha parlance, Krishnappa said the JD(S) supremo was like Bheeshma. “He guides us in our battles and we hope the JD(S) flag will flutter on Vidhana Soudha very soon,” he said. Krishnappa entered the office at 10.15 am, his “auspicious” time.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Farmers takes part in oxen race of Kalapoottu in Pullaloor in Kozhikode...

Farmers takes part in oxen race of Kalapoottu in Pullaloor in Kozhikode...

Youngsters sit inside Humes pipes at a city street in Kolkata...

Youngsters sit inside Humes pipes at a city street in Kolkata...

Devotees performs 'Deodhani', a traditional folk dance from the Indian state of Assam...

Devotees performs 'Deodhani', a traditional folk dance from the Indian state of Assam...

Children stand waist-deep in flood water as they wait for rescue workers in Katihar...

Children stand waist-deep in flood water as they wait for rescue workers in Katihar...

A  file photo of  Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka...

A file photo of Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka...

Trainee recruits of Army undergo physical training at the Parachute Regiment Training...

Trainee recruits of Army undergo physical training at the Parachute Regiment Training...

A Chimpanzee looks on, at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata...

A Chimpanzee looks on, at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata...

A beautiful view of peacock on blooming tree branch at Bengre in Mangaluru...

A beautiful view of peacock on blooming tree branch at Bengre in Mangaluru...

People with their household belongings move to a relief camp from a flood-hit region...

People with their household belongings move to a relief camp from a flood-hit region...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.