JD (S) ready to support UPA

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Janata Dal (Secular) Karnataka unit President H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday agreed to support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at the Centre.

Kumaraswamy, who won the Bangalore rural Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin of over one lakh votes, said, "The Congress has sought the JD (S)' support because of its secular image."

He also said that their expectation from the new government is to get "more benefit for Karnataka's development.

Kumaraswamy and his father, H. D Deve Gowda, are considered one of the architects of the Third Front.

Gowda has yet again proved his credentials as a Vokkaliga strongman by his victory in Hassan by a margin of 2.91 lakh votes against the BJP's K H Hanumegowda. (ANI)

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