JD(S) to go alone in byelections

He told reporters here on Thursday that the Congress has not held any talks with him so far. “The JD(S) supported the UPA Government at the centre for political stability in the country. We did not support the Congress to tie up with it in coming elections,” he said. The JD(S) would go alone in the coming byelections to five assembly constituencies.

Disbanding panel

After its poor show in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the JD(S) leadership has decided to disband all its executive committees including the State committee, and conduct elections to reconstitute them.

It is for the first time in 11 years of JD(S)’ existence, elections are being held for members of the State and the district committees. The party won just three seats in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Kumaraswamy said elections will be conducted from the taluk to the State-level committees. Those who work sincerely for the party’s organisation will be entrusted with responsibilities, he said.

A meeting of all senior JD(S) leaders is convened in the first week of June  to discuss ways to organise the party. All leaders will involve in a membership drive to be taken up shortly. The party workers across the State will be given identity cards, he said.

Resigns as MLA

Kumaraswamy resigned from the post of Ramanagar MLA on Thursday. He submitted his resignation to Legislative Assembly Speaker Jagadish Shetter.

He is entering Lok Sabha as an MP for the second time. Kumaraswamy was first elected for Lok Sabha in 1996 from the then Kanakapura constituency.

JD(S)LP meet

The JD(S) Legislative Party now has to elect its new leader. The JD(S)LP meeting is likely to be held in the first week of next month.

Among the contenders for the post include H D Kumarswamy’s brother H D Revanna and the close confidante H C Balakrishna.

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