JD(S)'s door always open, anyone can join or leave: HDK

JD(S)'s door always open, anyone can join or leave anytime: H D Kumaraswamy on buzz around Devegowda joining Congress

He exuded confidence that the JD(S) will win atleast 20 seats in the upcoming polls to Kalaburagi Mahanagara Palike

Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy. Credit: DH File Photo

Amidst buzz that JD(S) MLA G T Devegowda may join the Congress, Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday that anybody can join or leave the party anytime as the JD(S) has kept its door open. 

Kumaraswamy said the former minister himself has spoken about his decision and he will not react more in this regard.

Stressing that the party reposes faith in its workers, he said, "Like the Congress and BJP, we are not standing in front of the leaders of other parties to lure them."

He exuded confidence that the JD(S) will win atleast 20 seats in the upcoming polls to Kalaburagi Mahanagara Palike. He said, "We are confident that the party will come to power on its own in Kalaburagi, Hubballi-Dharwad and Belagavi Municipal corporation polls."

 If the result becomes fracture, the party leaders will take a call with whom they should go, the JD(S) leader explained. 

Clarifying that he has not said the party workers are not good, Kumaraswamy said that his statement has been manipulated in a section of media. "The party leaders had told me
 that the workers become inactive as soon as I returns from the visit. I have repeated the same. The party still exists because of lakhs of loyal workers and hence, I will not insult them", he said. 

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