JD(S) workers want H D Kumaraswamy to continue

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Udupi, Sep 13 (UNI) Despite Janata Dal(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda and his son H D Kumaraswamy clearing the air on the transfer of Chief Minister's post to BJP on October three, JD(S) workers seem unrelenting in their demand for continuation of Mr Kuamaraswamy as the Chief Minister.

JD(S) state General Secretary P Nandakumar said today that the staunch workers of the party were planning a 'love revolt' to put pressure on the party leaders to let Mr Kumaraswamy continue in the coveted post.

Speaking to news persons after releasing the first list of 34 candidates of his party contesting Udupi City Municipal Council and the party manifesto, he said that rank and file in the party including the legislators had decided to raise the 'love revolt'.

Many of the BJP legislators were in support of this demand, he claimed.

"The campaign raised ministers Iqbal Ansari and D T Jayakumar on the issue of continuation of Mr Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister has not died down . With the support from several 'BJP friends' we are secretly working make our plan a success," he said.

Under the pre-government formation understanding JD(S) and BJP had agreed to share the Chief Minister's post for 20 months each before the next election was due. Accordingly Mr Kumaraswamy became the chief minister first and his term ends on October two.


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