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Karnataka by-polls: JDS to field candidates in all 15 seats, says Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that his party leaders would contest from all the vacated Assembly constituencies without supporting any party in the state.

Karnataka by-polls: JDS to field candidates in all 15 seats, says Kumaraswamy
Karnataka, First Published Oct 28, 2019, 3:58 PM IST

Hubballi: Former chief minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday (October 28) said that his party would field candidates from all 15 seats that are going for by-polls.

Kumaraswamy also lashed out at the present government in the state saying that people are not happy with the relief work being carried out in flood-affected districts.

"We are going to field candidates in all 15 seats going to bye-election. My top priority is to help the people out on the street because of this flood situation. The flood situation is worst in 13 districts. I will support that party which will work for these people. Till now people are not happy with flood-relief work carried out by the state government," he told reporters.

When asked if JDS will support BJP, the JDS leader said, "That is all bogus. We are not going to support any party."

Kumaraswamy ran a coalition government with the support of Congress, but he had to step down from the post of chief minister following a series of resignations in July this year.

Earlier, Congress leader Siddaramaiah had said that if Congress wins 15 seats in by-polls, chief minister BS Yediyurappa must resign, and that the Congress will go in for a fresh election without allying with the JD(S) again.

By-elections to the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka are scheduled to be held on December 5.

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