BSP, JD(S) announce alliance for Karnataka polls

BSP, JD(S) announce alliance for Karnataka polls

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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