Mysuru, April 15:- Leaders of Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress have decided to keep the state coalition government strong by winning the maximum number of seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. District In- charge and Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda and former chief minister Siddaramaiah were seen holding discussion keeping their differences aside. Both the leaders have made their mind to help coalition candidate C H Vijayashankar win the elections.
“Siddaramaiah and I were together from 1983 to 2006. Later, we parted ways. There was speculation that we won’t work together. We discussed for one-and-a-half hours in Bengaluru to clear the doubts Now we are working together to ensure the victory of Vijayashankar,” said Devegowda.
During his speech, Devegowda, while trying to refer to Rahul Gandhi, said Rajiv Gandhi much to the embarrassment of all those who were present.
Siddaramaiah said that the election will be held on April 19 and later corrected it as 18. He also recalled his defeat in Chamundeshwari Assembly Constituency and said he and Devegowda parted ways since 2006. (MR/KS).