Kumaraswamy Wants Congress To Lead Proposed Grand Alliance Against BJP In 2019

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New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy said that the Congress should lead the proposed grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 elections as it will be the leading party of the opposition and will win the largest number of seats. The Karnataka CM is Bolstered by the bypoll success of the JD-S-Congress coalition in the bypolls,

He also said that all regional parties must come together to support the Congress in the next general election. “Naturally, for the future election, Congress is the national party. They are going to get individually more number of seats. Because of that reason, they have to lead. Congress has to take the lead. For Congress, all regional parties must come together and support,” Kumaraswamy said.

He said victory of the JD-S-Congress coalition on Tuesday in four of the five parliamentary and assembly seats, for which elections were held last week, was a message to the people of the state.

“Definitely, it (by-elections) is going to give a message to the Karnataka voters. This result is going to influence 2019 elections too,” he said.

Kumarawamy said that the next general election “will be a successful result” for the opposition including the Congress and the regional parties.

“Yeah they are going to get it (the majority). People are going to bless Mahaganthbandhan. People are fed up with the present system of the country, they want an alternate,” Kumarawamy said.

Asked about possible reservations of BSP leader Mayawati and Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee to the Congress leading the alliance, he said, “if there is no combination also (ahead of the polls) then everyone will come together after the polls.”

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