HDK to return as JD(S) State chief

H D Kumaraswamy is all set to return as the State president of the JD(S), in view of the upcoming BBMP elections.

 The party is likely to settle for Kumaraswamy, with no top rung leaders available to take up the responsibility.

Having set the tone by raising issues pertinent to Bangalore at the recent Assembly session, including the lake encroachment issue, Kumaraswamy is making efforts for the JD(S) to win the BBMP elections.

“There is lot of pressure on me to once again take charge of the party. Since there is no other leader who can take the party forward, I will take charge. A final decision will be taken only after consulting senior party leaders,” said Kumaraswamy.

Kumaraswamy and his brother, H D Revanna, on Wednesday met their father H D Deve Gowda to discuss the future of the party. It is said that the brothers asked their father to be more of a mentor and stay away from day-to-day decision-making. They told Gowda that they have to take decisions based on the political situation prevailing in the State.

They have asked him to stop ‘imposing’ his decisions on the party and allow them to function freely to take the party forward.

The duo reportedly told their father that the reasons for the defeat of JD(S) in 2013 Assembly elections and the dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 was ‘indecisiveness’. 

The JD(S) is hosting a meeting at Palace Grounds on August 18 to discuss the party’s future, where Kumaraswamy is likely to be re-appointed the State president.

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