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BSP, JD(S) announce alliance for Karnataka polls

DH News Service, New Delhi, Feb 8 2018, 14:52 IST

The JD(S) and BSP on Thursday announced an alliance for the Karnataka assembly elections with an eye to consolidate dalit voters.

BSP leader S C Mishra and JD(S) leader Kunwar Danish Ali said the alliance will be formally launched at a rally in Bengaluru on February 17, which will be addressed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and BSP supremo Mayawati.

As per the alliance, BSP will contest 20 seats in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.

Mishra and Ali said JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy will be the chief ministerial candidate of the alliance.

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