BJP-JDS May Forge Al­liance to De­feat Congress

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As the Kar­nataka Assem­bly Polls are inch­ing closer, BJP and JDS are learnt to have put their heads to­gether to come up with a ‘game plan’ to de­feat Sid­dara­ma­iah. A meet­ing be­tween former Min­is­ter V Srini­vas Prasad from the BJP, and former Min­is­ters AH Vish­wanath and GT Deve Gowda from the JDS in My­suru re­cently has set off spec­u­la­tion about a pos­si­ble join­ing of forces of the Op­po­si­tion to achieve the “com­mon goal” of de­feat­ing CM Sid­dara­ma­iah.

GT Deve Gowda, who rep­re­sents Chamundesh­wari in the Assem­bly, has vowed to con­test against Sid­dara­ma­iah in the 2018 polls and teach him a les­son. Prasad and Vish­wanath, who re­cently fell out with the Chief Min­is­ter, are ex­pected to make com­mon cause with Gowda. Sid­dara­ma­iah had scraped through in the by-polls with a nar­row mar­gin of 257 votes against JDS can­di­date Shiv­abas­appa, while the BJP had stayed away from the elec­toral fray.

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