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Will take oath in Belgaum, if voted to power: Kumaraswamy

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He seeks to know Shettar’s contribution for Hubli’s development

Seeking support:Janata Dal (S) State president and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy addressing an election rally at Hegger in Old Hublion Friday.— Photo: Kiran Bakale
Seeking support:Janata Dal (S) State president and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy addressing an election rally at Hegger in Old Hublion Friday.— Photo: Kiran Bakale

Janata Dal (S) State president H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday announced that if the people of the Bombay Karnataka region elected 30 of the party’s candidates and helped the party to come to power, he would take the oath of office as Chief Minister on the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha premises in Belgaum.

At a public meeting organised by the party on the B.R. Ambedkar Ground at Heggeri in Old Hubli on Friday evening, Mr. Kumaraswamy said when he was the Chief Minister, he held the a special session of the Assembly for the first time in Belgaum and toured north Karnataka region regularly.

‘Dividing communities’

He said his government sanctioned several projects for north Karnataka, and promised to continue to do so if his party was voted to power. He sought to know Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar’s contribution for the development of the city and its people, and appealed to the voters to not to support either the Congress or the BJP which were trying to get political mileage by creating a divide between communities.

Manifesto

Elaborating on the party’s manifesto, Mr. Kumaraswamy said the manifesto was not just for namesake as was the case with other political parties. He said that promises made in the party’s manifesto were based on the outcome of his village stays and interactions with common people from across the State.

Taking a dig at the BJP and the Congress, he said that both the parties were raising the issue of corruption and blaming each other. But they do not have anything to say as to what they would do for the welfare of the people, he added.

If voted to power, the JD(S) would expand irrigation facilities on priority and also social security measures to cover more people, he said. He appealed to the voters to elect Hanumanthappa Alkod and Shams Tabrez Samsi, the party candidates for the Hubli-Dharwad East and Hubli-Dharwad Central constituencies, respectively.

Earlier, JD(S) national general secretary Danish Ali spoke. The former Minister Basavaraj Horatti, State general secretary Altaf Kittur, and HDMC councillors Rajanna Koravi and Fehamida Killedar was among those present.

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