Karnataka CM’s son indicates early Assembly polls

Indicating “lack of trust” between the coalition partners, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy was purportedly seen in a video asking Janata Dal Secular or JDS workers to prepare themselves for the assembly elections.

In the video that was shared widely on social media, he is heard telling party workers that the elections may come anytime, be it next year or after two or three years.

“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 Kumaraswamy said in the video.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy, 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.

“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 added.

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