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Budget Session: 'Its a little too late for Modi-Deve Gowda's love affair now,' says Mallikarjun Kharge

Kharge's statements added an unexpected twist to the ongoing discussions in Parliament as the JD(S) and BJP are expected to announce a seat-sharing formula for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. The JD(S) is expected to stake a claim for four to five seats in the Old Mysuru region.

Parliament Budget Session: 'Its a little too late for Modi-Deve Gowda's love affair now,' says Mallikarjun Kharge AJR
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First Published Feb 8, 2024, 12:12 PM IST

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday (February 8) addressed the Parliament and said that former Prime Minister Deve Gowda expressed concerns about the lack of financial support for Kharge's party. According to Kharge, Deve Gowda allegedly told him, "You have nobody to support you financially; who will support my alliance?" Kharge then remarked, "It's a little too late for Modi and Deve Gowda's love affair now; the latter is 91," as he discussed Gowda's reported affiliation with the BJP.

Kharge's statements added an unexpected twist to the ongoing discussions in Parliament as the JD(S) and BJP are expected to announce a seat-sharing formula for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. The JD(S) is expected to stake a claim for four to five seats in the Old Mysuru region.

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