Mysuru, April 26:- Former chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) state president H D Kumaraswamy felicitated village panchayat member Mariswamy, who openly told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah he would support the JD(S).
Siddaramaiah was campaigning in Chamundeshwari Constituency when he happened to meet Mariswamy, his one-time friend. Mariswamy told Siddaramaiah he would support the JD(S) because Kumaraswamy has promised to make a Dalit the deputy chief minister.
Kumaraswamy called Mariswamy to the resort where he is staying and felicitated Mariswamy. He told that the party is strong, strength thanks to members like Mariswamy. (MR/KS).