In Bengaluru, bjp and JD(S) leaders held a joint protest.Bangalore:
For the first time since the alliance in Karnataka, the JDS joined hands with the BJP to participate in the demonstration on the Cauvery water dispute. However, questions are being raised on this alliance both inside and outside the JDS. Janata Dal Secular chief HD Deve Gowda has made it clear that his party will not compromise with its secular identity. There is a voice of rebellion within the party, which they have started to deal with. However, the mystery about seat sharing with the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections still remains.
After the alliance of BJP and JDS, the leaders of both parties appeared on the same platform for the first time in a joint protest. But after this alliance, the question of Deve Gowda's party Janata Dal Secular (JDS) arose about its secular attitude. Deve Gowda cited the example of regional parties that have been partners in power with the BJP, such as Farooq Abdullah's National Conference, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, Nitish Kumar's JD(U), AIADMK (AIADM). "When these parties had allied with the BJP, why were their secular image not questioned?Questions about alliance absurd: Kumaraswamy
Kumaraswamy also reiterated that such questions were absurd. "There is no question of any compromise with ideology. It is a political alliance. This will not harm us but benefit us.
After the alliance, a rebellion is emerging within the JDS. Jd(S) MLA from Devadurga in Karnataka, Kariamma G Nayak, had refused to accept the alliance, but has now been persuaded. The exercise is also underway to convince state party president CM Ibrahim. He did not come to the press conference. The big question has also arisen about the Kerala unit of the JDS. Of the two JD(S) MLAs there, one is a minister there and the other is the party president. Both have refused to accept this alliance. Now efforts are being made to convince them.Kerala JD(S) MLAs summoned
JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda said, "As far as Kerala is concerned, we have contacted them. Thomas and others are coming here so that we can clear our position. We have called those people here.
The biggest question is how many Lok Sabha seats the JD(S) will get after an alliance with the BJP. JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda and his son Kumaraswamy said it has not been finalised yet. Whether the parliamentary board meeting of both parties is going to be held for this or not, the picture will be clear only by the end of October.
Jd(S) MLAs protest against Deve Gowda's alliance with BJP