HD Deve Gowda calls JD(S) meet to convince H Vishwanath to continue as State chief

Former Prime Minister and JD-S leader HD Deve Gowda has called a party meeting on Wednesday. Talking to media, Gowda said that the meeting is called not to discuss the coalition government or cabinet expansion, rather the party internal strategy.

The party is likely to discuss the name of its Karnataka Unit President. JD-S President H Vishwanath has recently resigned from the post. However, Gowda claimed that the party will try to convince him to continue to stay on his post.

‘Our Karnataka party president, H Vishwanath has said that he will not quit the party but he does not want to continue as the president. I have called a meeting with our leaders. We will try and convince him otherwise’, said HD Gowda while talking to reporters on Thursday.

READ: JD-S Karnataka Chief H Vishwanath resigns from post taking ‘moral’ responsibility of Poll Debacle

In the meantime, Vishwanath who was earlier involved in the bitter spat with Congress SG Siddharamaiah again launched an attack on him. Talking to media today, Vishwanath raised the issue of the suspension of MLA Roshan Baig.

He said, ‘This is personal vindictiveness of Siddaramaiah, he is not good in politics. Roshan Baig was suspended by the party (Congress), Siddaramaiah would have done the same to me if I was in Congress’.

Congress had on Wednesday suspended Karnataka MLA Roshan Baig from primary membership for ‘anti-party’ activities.

Janata Dal (Secular) Karnataka Chief H Vishwanath had on June 4 stepped down from his post taking moral responsibility of the party’s poor show.

Adagur H. Vishwanath, currently an MLA in Karnataka Assembly and a former MP, talking to media said that he takes the moral responsibility for the party’s poor show in Karnataka.

JD(S) Karnataka Vishwanath was reportedly upset with the party for not being taken into the confidence on key issues.

It should be noted that the Congress-JD(S) Coalition Government in the state is facing rough patches since it is formed last year.



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