HD Kumaraswamy, Amit Shah, JP Nadda hold talks to discuss BJP-JDS alliance for 2024 Lok Sabha elections

Image Source : ANI Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka: Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda in Delhi to discuss the alliance with BJP in Karnataka for 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to media ahead of this meeting, Kumaraswamy said, “Today we are meeting the Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) and BJP national President. After the meeting outcome, we will address the press.”

Prior to his meeting, Kumaraswamy said that if need be then PM Modi and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda may also hold talks.

HD Deve Gowda, who is a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, is already in Delhi.

“This evening there is a meeting, once we have the outcome of the meeting, tomorrow I will share everything openly with your Delhi correspondents,” Kumarswamy said before leaving for the national capital.

Speaking to reporters, he said, there has been no discussion on seat sharing between both parties till now.

“Neither have we thought about it (seats) so far, nor have they (BJP) proposed anything in this regard. When we discuss in the evening, we will discuss in detail about the current situation in all 28 (Lok Sabha) seats, what was the situation in the earlier election and what is the situation after the 2023 Assembly polls,” he added.

Responding on whether the alliance will be sealed today, Kumaraswamy said, “Let’s see.”

Talks on alliance between the two parties have been in the limelight ever since veteran BJP leader B S Yediyurappa, who is also a parliamentary board member of the party, had earlier this month said his party will have an understanding with JD(S) for the Lok Sabha elections, and the regional outfit will contest in four LS seats in Karnataka, which has a total of 28 constituencies.

However, Yediyurappa subsequently said discussions in this regard have not reached finality yet, and Modi and Shah, who are busy with other responsibilities, may discuss and decide on the issue in a few days.

With inputs from PTI

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