Pushs and pulls weigh down JD(S) in Mysuru

May 16, 2017

MYSURU: Trouble is brewing in JD(S) in Mysuru district with G T Devegowda, former minister and Chamundeshwari MLA, raising a banner of revolt against the party leaders.

While he made no bones saying that he is not for inclusion of former MP Adagooru H Vishwanath in the party, the senior leader took on JD(S) MLA from KR Nagar Sa Ra Mahesh. Devegowda said that he will abstain from party activities as he is hurt with party leaders, who, he said, are not controlling the KR Nagar MLA.

This comes on a day when the party’s senior leader S Chikkamadu said that Vishwanath will quit Congress to join them. According to him, Vishwanath is ready to to join JD(S).

Devegowda, who is grooming his son Harish Gowda in politics, wants him to be fielded from Hunsur assembly segment, which he had represented earlier. Now that Vishwanath is tipped to be JD(S) candidate from Hunsur, Devegowda is upset and angry about Mahesh, who, he said, has insulted the supporters of Harish during a booth-level meeting of the party workers in the city last week. During the meeting, a group of the party activists from Hunsur had asked the state unit chief H D Kumaraswamy to field Harish, leading to commotion. Kumarswamy lost his cool too and slapped a party leader.