The Karnataka Janata Paksha plans to have a political understanding with the Bharatiya Janata Party to contest in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies where it claims to have a stronghold, in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Madal Veerupakshappa, president (designate) of the Davangere district unit of the KJP said today that a detailed discussion with the BJP regarding seats will be discussed at the Davangere district KJP workers’ conference to be held here on September 23. Apart from KJP chief B.S. Yedduyrappa, leaders Shobha Karandlaje, C.M. Udasi and M.D. Lakshminarayan, and others will take part in the conference and discuss issues in regard to the elections.

Mr. Veerupakshappa ruled out a merger and said, to bring a non-Congress government at the Centre, the KJP will have to have a political understanding with the BJP. The KJP wants to ensure that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi emerges as the next Prime Minister, and hence the KJP has decided to shed all differences with BJP leaders and fight the Lok Sabha elections together. Mr. Veerupakshappa said Davangere was one among the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies where the KJP had a stronghold going by the votes their candidates secured in the last Assembly elections.