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Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka: Seven JD (S) MLAs join Congress

By Vikas

Seven rebel Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs joined the Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi in Mysuru on Sunday. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar and other state Congress leaders were also present at the event.

Rahul Gandhi, who is in the fourth round of campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka, is currently touring the old Mysuru region, where the Vokkaliga community has a significant presence. The JD(S) enjoys the support of the Vokkaligas.

JD (S) MLAs join Congress

JD (S) MLAs join Congress

Rahul had earlier today launched a scathing attack on JD (S) and asked the former prime minister HD Deve Gowda's party to come clean on its support to the BJP.

Rahul Gandhi is currently in Karnataka

Rahul Gandhi is currently in Karnataka

Claiming that the Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) party has become a wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he had said, "Earlier, the 'S' in JDS used to stand for 'Secular', but since they have become a B-team for BJP, JDS means Janata Dal Sangh Parivaar."

Function in Mysuru

Function in Mysuru

With elections for the 224-member Karnataka assembly on the horizon, the state has witnessed frequent visits by national leaders, from both the Congress and the BJP. While the ruling Congress is trying to retain power in Karnataka, the BJP is eyeing to regain the southern state.

(Images credit - ANI/Twitter)

Karnataka Assembly Election dates
Date of notification April 17
Last date to file nominations April 24
Last date to withdraw nominations April 27
Date of polling May 12
Date of counting May 15

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