JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda said that the out-come of the ongiong by-polls in Karnataka, where the Congress-JD(S) coalition is fighting unitedly, will guide the 2019 general elections. Kick-starting poll campaign in Shivamogga, he said that the coalition is able to sent a clear message to national political parties on the urged need for formidable coalition against BJP, by fielding a consensus candidate
He asserted that an alliance is inevitable in the present national political scene to keep the BJP away from power in the country. .“Coalition politics has evolved with the intent to bring change in national politics. The first step towards this commences from Shivamogga parliamentary by-election, the result of which will write its foreword,” he added.
Attempting to give confidence people that Congress-JD(S) coalition will continue for longer, more than political specualtions, he has taken oath also that this coalition “will shut the doors on BJP in South India.” “The entire nation is watching the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will reply to it through poll results in Haryana, Gujarat and Kashmir. Increasing attacks on Dalits and soaring prices of essential commodities reveal the utter failure of the central government,” he said.
Before criticising the coalition, he advised BJP leader and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to understand that both JD(S) and Congress are working collectively and victory will be ours.
Deva Gowda also declared that JD(S) along with similar parties will go for the 2019 general elections under the leadership of AICC president Rahul Gandhi. After the 2014 parliamentary elections, he said that the country has witnessed 13 by-elections in different parts. Except for one seat in New Delhi, non-BJP parties have won all constituencies, including two won by Congress.
He alleged that the BJP leaders do not have the moral right to speak about former chief minister late S Bangarappa the way they do.” I know what these BJP people did to Ramakrishna Hegde and how they treated former Union minister Rajasekharamurthy,” Deve Gowda added.