Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (Secular) have ‘in principle’ agreed have an alliance in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, reported India Today.
JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda recently met BJP president JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the details of the alliance.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has demanded five Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka for his party. According to sources, the final decision will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The five Lok Sabha seats asked by the JD(S) are Mandya, Hassan, Tumakuru, Chickballapur, and Bengaluru Rural.
But in July Deve Gowda had denied any possibility of alliance of his party with the BJP.
Karnataka has a total of 28 Lok Sabha constituencies. In the 2019 elections, the BJP won 25 seats, while a party-backed candidate also emerged victorious. The Congress and JD(S) secured one seat each.