Krishna's return will not affect JD-S: Kumaraswamy

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Mysore, Mar 11: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy today said that return of Mr S M Krishna into state politics will not have any bearing on his party's performance in the coming Assembly elections.

"Mr Krishna's return will not have any adverse impact on JD(S) and it may boomerang Congress since there are difference of opinion on his return to the State Politics", Mr Kumaraswamy said. Talking to newsmen here, he said that, however, his party was concentrating on bridging the gap between urban and rural. "The main purpose of 'Jaitra Yatre' launched yesterday was to bridge gap between urban and rural and South and North Karnataka", he added.

Mr Kumaraswamy urged the Election Commission to hold mid-term election to the State Legislative assembly at the earliest possible to install popular government since the developmental activities have come to standstill under Governor's rule.

"Various welfare schemes meant for the poor, farmers and aged, launched during JD(S)-BJP coalition government, were not implemented and farmers were most deprived class since they are not getting value for their produces.

On many of his party leaders quitting the party and joining Congress and BJP, Mr Kumaraswamy said that "our party was led by party workers and not by leaders. JD (S) is preparing the leaders and giving to other parties and the most benefited was Congress, which is facing many problems."

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