The Janata Dal (United) did not have money and hence it will not give any funds to its candidates to fight the Assembly elections, according to State president of the party M.P. Nadagouda, who was here to campaign for Janata Dal(U) candidates.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Dr. Nadagouda said that most of the politicians were businessmen and many such people were entering politics now.

He asserted that it cannot be said that there was no caste politics. Caste factors have become part of politics but a candidate must treat all people as equals irrespective of their caste, he said.

He said that there is no support, including financial, for the Janata Dal(U) in the State.

He alleged that the three political parties, the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (Secular), “are very corrupt”.

He said that in the last decade it had not been possible for any political party to implement even 10 per cent of the programmes they had announced in their manifestos. When they were elected to power, they could not continue most of the pro-people programmes, he said.

He said that there is a need for legislators who spoke for the people and showed concern for people’s problems in the Assembly and Council. He said that leaders like K.S. Puttannaiah and Vatal Nagaraj must be elected to speak on people’s problems.

Party candidates, Sunanda from Tumkur, Prakash Yadav from Chikkanayakanahalli and Kalaiah from Tumkur Rural, were present.