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Former prime min­is­ter H.D. Deve

Gowda, known for in­ter­fer­ing in govern­ment af­fairs when­ever his party is in power in Kar­nataka, has taken a back seat for a change. The Janata Dal (Sec­u­lar) founder is hardly seen at govern­ment events or com­ment­ing on the per­for­mance of min­is­ters of the Congress-JD(S) coali­tion. He only sur­faces when the coali­tion faces strains. Party in­sid­ers say Gowda does not want to seem to be “con­trol­ling” the govern­ment and wants to con­vey that his son (chief min­is­ter H.D. Ku­maraswamy) is ca­pa­ble of run­ning the govern­ment with­out him.

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