BJP, JD(S) likely to have 'secret pact' to defeat Siddaramaiah

BJP, JD(S) likely to have 'secret pact' to defeat Siddaramaiah

With V Srinivas Prasad of BJP and A H Vishwanath and G T Devegowda of JD(S), declaring a war against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the JD(S) and the BJP are likely to come under a 'secret agreement' in Chamundeshwari and Varuna Assembly segments.

Political pundits predict that it is inevitable for the leaders of the BJP and the JD(S) to join hands to ensure the defeat of Siddaramaiah. While Siddaramaiah is preparing to contest from Chamundeshwari, his son, Dr Yathindra is likely to be fielded from Varuna by the Congress party. Devegowda would take on Siddaramaiah and BJP state president
B S Yeddyurappa's son B Y Vijayendra would contest against Dr Yathindra.

Vishwanath and Prasad quit the Congress party last year, accusing Siddaramaiah of ill-treating them. Both have declared that their aim is to ensure the defeat of Siddaramaiah in the upcoming election. Prasad, Vishwanath and Devegowda have already held several meetings to chalk out plans in this connection.

Although, the leaders of both the BJP and the JD(S) have been claiming that saying that they will not form an alliance under any circumstance, it has become inevitable for them to enter into an understanding to defeat their common foe. Hence, the BJP may field a weak candidate in Chamundeshwari. The JD(S) may reciprocate with a similar candidate in Varuna, say analysts.

Sensing trouble, Siddaramaiah, who is in a Catch-22 situation after opting for Chamundeshwari, toured several villages under the constituency, trying to woo the voters. During the course, he also studied the mindset of the voters.

The situation is similar in Varuna Assembly constituency also, which was formed in 2008. Siddaramaiah had won from Varuna in the 2008 and 2013 polls.

CM's second visit

Siddaramaiah, who is trying to understand the mindset of the voters has planned his second visit to Chamundeshwari constituency from Thursday.

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