Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda today has given a clarian call to all secular parties in the country to come together under the leadership of the Congress, to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Strongly refuting comments that the grand alliance was losing its sheen, the Janata Dal-Secular supremo has expressed confidence that some development will take place before Parliament election and some will take place after the election is over.
He has asserted that whatever may be the differences, they (secular parties) will come together under the leadership of the national party Congress to see to it that the BJP is not in power. He accused the BJP of indulging in politics of polarisation and exploiting public sentiments, be it the Ram temple issue or the ongoing Sabarimala row.
Referring to Congress failure to forge alliances with other parties in some assembly elections, he said that the problem is in every state. There will be two or three regional parties and at the same time the congress which is a national party is also powerful in some of these states. So, in some states there will be a coalition and in some states it will not be possible, he added.
“Seat sharing before election in some states would be successful and in some others, it may not be successful, but that does not mean the coalition has broken into pieces,” he said further.