HDK sees secret pact between BJP, Cong in Varuna

BSP National President Mayawati and JD(S) State President H D Kumarswamy exchanging greeting during the 'Kumara Parva', jointly organised by JS(D) and BSP at Maharaja College Ground in Mysuru on Wednesday.-Photo by Savitha. B R

 JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday suspected a secret pact between the Congress and the BJP in Varuna Assembly constituency.

“The Congress derives a wicked pleasure in describing the JD(S) as the ‘B’ team of the BJP. Why did the BJP withdraw the candidature of B Y Vijayendra, son of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, from Varuna, where Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s son Dr Yathindra is contesting? There is a possibility of a secret pact between Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa. We have a coalition with the BSP and we do not have any understanding with any other party. We have the confidence to take both the Congress and the BJP head-on,” he said.

 He was addressing the Kumara Parva convention, which was attended by both JD(S) and BSP candidates and party workers of the Mysuru region, at the Maharaja’s College Grounds here.

Addressing the gathering, BSP supremo Mayawati called upon the people to reject the Congress and the BJP, which have neglected the poor, the Dalits and the backward classes.

“The Congress, which had a strong hold over the governments in the country for several decades, did not allow the downtrodden to prosper, for its political gains. The BJP, which has now come to power at Centre with an absolute majority is also treading the Congress path. The poor and the middle class are suffering due to the wrong policies of the government. Farmers are in dire crisis. So, both the parties should be rejected, for a better future of the nation,” she said.

“In view of promoting the welfare of the Dalits and backward classes, the BSP has formed a coalition with the JD(S) in Karnataka. When the BSP was in power in Uttar Pradesh, it strived for the development of all communities. If the JD(S)-BSP combine is voted to power, Kumaraswamy will give a pro-people administration in Karnataka,” she said.

Commenting on the poll surveys, which peg the JD(S) seats at 25-40, she appealed to the people not to believe such surveys. “Powerful political parties sponsor such surveys and use them to mislead the people and to manipulate the election results,” she said.

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