‘JD(S) leaders should be ready’: Nikhil Kumaraswamy on assembly polls | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

‘JD(S) leaders should be ready’: Nikhil Kumaraswamy on assembly polls

Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India
Jun 07, 2019 11:16 AM IST

In the video that has gone viral on social media, he is heard telling his partymen that the elections may come anytime, be it next year or after two or three years.

Indicating ‘lack of trust’ between the coalition partners, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy, in a viral video, is purportedly seen asking JD(S) workers to prepare themselves for the assembly polls.

ikhil, who lost the recent Lok Sabha poll from Mandya to BJP-backed independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in a fiercely fought contest, said there was no threat to the government and his father will complete the tenure.(PTI FILE)
ikhil, who lost the recent Lok Sabha poll from Mandya to BJP-backed independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in a fiercely fought contest, said there was no threat to the government and his father will complete the tenure.(PTI FILE)

In the video that has gone viral on social media, he is heard telling his partymen that the elections may come anytime, be it next year or after two or three years.

Unlock exclusive access to the story of India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now!

“We need to start now only. We should not say we will do it later. We have to prepare from the next month onwards.

We do not know when it (election) comes, next year, after two years or three years. JD(S) leaders should be ready,” Nikhil says in the video. N

ikhil, who lost the recent Lok Sabha poll from Mandya to BJP-backed independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in a fiercely fought contest, however, said there was no threat to the government and his father will complete the tenure.

Also Read | ‘Conspiracy to defeat Deve Gowda’: Karnataka JD(S) chief quits, slams Congress

“There is no problem to the government. It will complete (its tenure). You get tensed due to reports in media. It is not like that. We know what is there inside (the government). Kumaranna (Kumaraswamy) will run (the government) for the next four years too,” he said. The video of Nikhil speaking to Janata Dal (Secular) workers in Mandya two days ago was first shared by party worker Sunil Gowda Dandiganahalli.

Nikhil’s statement comes close on the heels of A H Vishwanath’s resignation as state JD(S) chief after owning “moral responsibility” for the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha polls and flaying the functioning of the coalition government.

Also Read | In Team Modi, a fine balance between Karnataka’s 2 dominant communities

The Congress is also in turmoil with miffed “sidelined” senior leaders openly slamming the party’s state leadership over the poll debacle and functioning of the coalition.

The coalition partners could win only one seat each from Bengaluru Rural and Hassan, with BJP capturing 25 of the 28 seats in the state.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live, Election 2024 along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On