Political strategies compel JD(S) to delay list of candidates

Last Updated : 01 April 2013, 19:33 IST
Last Updated : 01 April 2013, 19:33 IST

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JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday said the party has not yet released the list of its candidates for the Assembly elections as there are too many aspirants for tickets in some constituencies.

He said that political strategies are holding back the JD(S) from releasing the list and the party was not waiting for migrants from other parties.

He reiterated that the party would release the list at a public function; but did not mention the date. The candidates for nearly 170 constituencies have been finalised, he added.

He was speaking at a programme at the party office where former MLA Parimala Nagappa of Hanur in Chamarajanagar district rejoined the party. Sudheendra Rao Kasabe of Raichur district, who was minister for Regulated Markets in the R Gundu Rao cabinet, and his son Giridhar Kasabe too joined the JD (S).

Replying to questions by the media, Kumaraswamy said it is true that the BSR Congress is in touch with him in connection with poll alliance.

Nuances to be studied

“We have to study the pros and cons before considering having any sort of alliance with the BSR Congress. We have already finalised the candidates for the majority of the constituencies,” he said.

The Congress and the KJP have come to an undersatnding to finish off the JD (S). The Congress never countered a statement made in this regard by the KJP Campaign Committee president V Dhananjay Kumar.

“So, we need to be careful. We are not opposed to certain issues,” he added.
He also said that no BJP MLA has approached him seeking ticket.

Attacks Congress

Kumaraswamy said that those who had quit the Janata Parivar are welcome to join the JD (S). However, the party is not in need of seniors but only second line leaders because JD(S) is a ‘small party.”

When his attention was drawn to the appointment of former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda as the vice president of the BJP, he refrained from commenting.  
He sarcastically said the Congress, after humiliating former External Affairs minister S M Krishna, sent him back to Bangalore some months ago. But, the media projected him as though he would be influencing voters in a big way in the old Mysore area.

“Krishna, despite making efforts, could not even become member of the campaign committee headed by Veeranna Mattikatti.  It is wrong to assume that an individual can be the deciding authority for his entire community,” he said.

Parimala Nagappa said that she quit the party five years ago and now it is like home-coming for her.

Published 31 March 2013, 18:20 IST

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