Ambareesh wants JD(S) govt in state: HDK

Ambareesh wants JD(S) govt in state: HDK

The JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy has said that Congress MLA from Mandya, Ambareesh, wants JD(S) to come to power in the state.

Addressing an election rally at Goruru in Hassan district on Sunday Kumaraswamy said that Ambareesh had analysed the political situation across the state and would make public his decision in a couple of days.

“Siddaramaiah has been talking very lightly of Ambareesh. He (Siddaramaiah) would have lost the Chamundeshwari byelection in 2006 by a huge margin of 10,000 votes, but for cooperation from Ambareesh," he said.

Ambareesh, rejected the Congress party ticket on the last day of filing nomination and has announced retirement from electoral politics. However, he had met Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Saturday night. 

Kumaraswamy expressed anger over film actors participating in election campaigns in favour of the Congress and the BJP candidates. “The actors have to identify themselves with a particular party and work for its victory. Instead, they seek votes favouring candidates of different parties at different constituencies. They are making this a business. Hence, voters should be not be carried away by their presence,” he said.