JD(S) aims to win 113 seats: HDK

JD(S) aims to win 113 seats: HDK

The Janata Dal (Secular) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said the party aims to win 113 seats s in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Talking to reporters at Haradanahalli, his native village in the taluk, Kumaraswamy said he will begin the campaign on Tuesday from the Chamundeshwari Assembly constituency, in the Mysuru taluk.

The former chief minister said he will tour all the 224 constituencies across the state. He will tour Hassan district in January 2018, on Karnataka Vikas Vahini - a campaign bus designed for him. In the first phase of the campaign, he will tour 50 Assembly segments in the North Karnataka region.

Gram vastavya - a stay at villages - is also planned during his tour.

"Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is issuing irresponsible statements against the JD(S). I will show him that two lakh voters of the Chamundeshwari Assembly constituency are with the JD(S) in polls," he said.

When asked about the candidature of Prajwal Revanna - son of his elder brother H D Revanna - Kumaraswamy said: "It will be decided in the days to come. All the party workers, including Prajwal, have a desire to contest the polls. We will decide it at a suitable time."

Bhavani Revanna, wife of Revanna, had said that the party supremo H D Deve Gowda had agreed for Prajwal's candidature and he would be fielded either from Belur in Hassan district or Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru.

Earlier, Kumaraswamy offered a special puja at Shiva and Mavinakere Ranganatha Swamy temples in Haradanahalli.

Gowda not to retire

Meanwhile, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda said he would not retire from politics.

"I have a desire to serve the people being in politics. I will concentrate more on North Karnataka region. The party will field candidates from all the 224 Assembly and 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the 2018 polls," Gowda said.

 

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