JD(S)-Congress alliance during LS polls led to debacle in state: KH Muniyappa

Kolar, June 24:-  Ever since the coalition government (Congress and Janata Dal-Secular) came into existence in the state, allegations and counter-allegations have been the order of the day. Leaders from either side look for any occasion to blame each other.

In yet another case, senior Congress leader KH Muniyappa on Monday said that the alliance of JD(S) and the Congress in the recently concluded 2019 Lok Sabha elections was the main reason for the poll debacle.

Muniyappa, the former MP from Kolar constituency in Karnataka, went on to say that “you saw someone like H D Deve Gowda lose. It is not about blaming anyone, but making corrections for the future”.

Muniyappa’s comments come after Congress stalwart M Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that JDS-Congress combine was a “mistake”. Moily claimed that the Congress would have garnered 15-16 seats in the national elections had they contested independently.

This also comes after former prime minister and JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda lately said that Karnataka will soon witness mid-term polls. However, Congress, a few hours later, downplayed Deve Gowda’s statement and said there is no threat to the coalition.

“This is his (Deve Gowda’s) personal statement. He keeps making such statements like these, but there is no truth in this remark. Deve Gowda should clarify his remark,” Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao had said.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy also tried to do cover up for his father’s statement and had said, “Deve Gowda didn’t say mid-term polls, he was talking about local body elections.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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