Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday said that he was privileged to serve as Chief Minister and also as Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly just as his father, the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, had done in the past.

Mr. Deve Gowda had served as Leader of the Opposition in the 1970s and as Chief Minister in the 1990s.

Interestingly, unlike Mr. Kumaraswamy, Mr. Deve Gowda served first as the Leader of the Opposition and then went on to become the Chief Minister.

“I will function under the guidance of my father. My party legislators have reposed faith in me by electing me the leader of the JD(S) Legislative Party,” he said.

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