Earlier, Gowda said that he would consult his party leaders before deciding on whether they should support the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government during the trust vote. "Any decision on supporting the UPA government during the upcoming trust vote in the Lok Sabha will be taken keeping in mind the interests of JD (S)," he said. The Prime Minister had on Friday called up Gowda to seek his party's support during the trust vote on July 22.
After his party's defeat in the Karnataka State Assembly polls, is looking at the possibility of forming a Third Front with the Left. The JD (S) therefore may not vote for the motion and support the Left. Gowda has also patched up with Virendra Kumar, another JD (S) MP, along with Shivanna, also of JD (S), is looking at hard political bargaining.