‘We personally want to gift PM Modi’: Nikhil Kumaraswamy on winning all 28 seats in Karnataka

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BENGALURU : Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, JD (S) Youth Wing President Nikhil Kumaraswamy claimed that the BJP-JD (S) alliance will win all 28 seats in Karnataka.

“We personally want to gift PM Modi, 28 out of 28 seats victory from BJP-JD (S) alliance,” said Nikhil is the son of JD(S) leader and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and the grandson of JD(S) supremo and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.

Talking about the alliance with BJP in Karnataka, he said that his party is asking only for Mandya, Hassan and Kolar seats.

“My father, HD Kumaraswamy, has stated that we have a good vote share in the 18 Lok Sabha constituency. We are asking for Mandya, Hassan and Kolar. We want the decision to be fair,” he added.

Notably, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, in his first election, was defeated in Mandya by independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Nikhil said that since the initial days of this alliance, he has been personally involved in every meeting that took place in Delhi, along with his father and former Karnataka CM (HD Kumaraswamy), Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda.

“We have spoken about the alliance, and both BJP and JD (S) cadres expect this to be a healthy alliance so that it can fetch some good results. Considering it to be a national election, we are not expecting a high number of seats because we are a regional party,” said Nikhil.

In 2019, the BJP won 25 seats with a vote share of 51.7 per cent. Congress won 1 seat with a 32.1 per cent vote share, while JD(S) and Independent won one seat each in Karnataka.

The dates of the Karnataka Lok Sabha elections are set for April 26 and May 4 for 14 seats each.

The general election for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases starting April 19, with counting to be held on June 4. (ANI)

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