Staff Correspondent

`Talks on with BJP on seat sharing'

TUMKUR: Janata Dal (Secular) Party Parliamentary Board has decided to field K.B. Jayanna as its official candidate in the Legislative Council election from Southeast Teachers' Constituency, H.S. Shivashankar, MLC, and party's senior leader said here on Saturday.

In a release from the board, signed by its president D. Manjunath, at a press meet in Siddaganga College for Boys here, Mr. Shivashankar said H.D. Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister and party president; H.D. Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister; and M.P. Prakash, party's State unit president and Mr. Manjunath together decided to field Mr. Jayanna. The Southeast Teachers' constituency membership fell vacant following the death of S. Channabasavaiah, he said and added that Mr. Jayanna was a close associate of Channabasavaiah.