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Minister Eshwarappa to GT Devegowda: Don’t be an opportunist to join Congress

Prime News, Karnataka, Politics, Mysuru, December 1:-  Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister and senior BJP leader K S Eshwarappa on Wednesday (December 1) advised Janata Dal (Secular) MLA G T Devegowda not to be an opportunist as he was planning to join the Congress.

Talking to the media, he said, “We are holding conventions of OBCs and backward classes with a good intention. The response has been overwhelming. Our effort was good in Hubballi, Dharwad, Davanagere and Kalburgi and we are in Mysuru now. Backward classes supported Congress for nearly 70 years, but they did not do anything. Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday (November 30) met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constructive work.”

Eshwarappa said, “When Siddaramaiah was the Chief Minister, he had initiated caste census. When I asked for the report, he started giving vague answers. People are not ready to take what Siddaramaiah says.”

Turning his attention to GT Devegowda, the BJP leader said, “In fact, it was he who helped defeat Siddaramaiah in the last Assembly elections. But he is hinting at joining Congress. It is nothing but opportunism. I sincerely advise him to be careful.” (MR/KS)

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