JD(S)-Cong talks on for electoral understanding

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Mangalore, Oct 12 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today said the JD(S) has begun primary level talks for an electoral understanding with the Congress in the coming byelections to eight Assembly seats in the state.

Talking to newspersons on the sidelines of a function here, Mr Kumaraswamy said his party was ready for talks with the Congress without any prejudice since it would be more helpful for 'seat adjustment' based on local conditions and chances of victory for candidates of both the parties.

Criticising the BJP and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for terming the Opposition leaders as ''wild animals,'' he said Mr Yeddyurappa was behaving ''arrogantly'' and ''without any respect'' for the leaders of the Opposition parties.

Every representation made by the Opposition leaders were either ignored or thrown to dustbin by the BJP Government, he alleged.

The government, which claimed to be pro-farmer, and the Chief Minister, who took oath in the name of farmer, had failed to make available the required fertilisers to farmers, he charged.

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