JD(S) prospects good in old Mysuru region: Gowda

'No truck with any party in the upcoming ZP, TP polls'

Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda, on Friday, claimed that the party would put up a good show in the old Mysuru region, in the election to the State Legislative Council from local bodies constituency, scheduled to be held on December 27.

Gowda, who arrived in Mysuru for the last leg of his tour, after visiting Kolar, Tumakuru, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Bengaluru rural and Mandya districts, told media, “After touring those districts, I feel that the party has a favourable atmosphere in the said constituencies.”

Gowda said, H D Kumaraswamy, JD(S) State unit president, had toured Mumbai-Karnataka region. The response in Belagavi was overwhelming as a large number of party workers gathered to listen to Kumaraswamy.

The tide in Shivamogga and Dakshina Kannada too is in favour of the party. In the previous election, the party was able to win only five seats — Mysuru-Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Hassan, Tumakuru and Bengaluru rural, he said. Gowda admitted that in some districts, the party lacks base and support and there is no need to expect favourable results in the election there.

No tie-up
Reacting to queries, Gowda said, the party would not enter into truck with any party in the forthcoming election to Zilla and Taluk Panchayats in the State. The party will contest in all the 30 districts. However, it is obvious on the part of any ruling party to change reservations in the constituencies to improve its prospects. Such change in reservations will indeed spoil the chances of prospective candidates. But, the party workers should not lose hope. They must fight and be prepared for any sacrifices, he said.

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