New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, HD Deve Gowda, along with his son, HD Kumaraswamy, met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda to discuss a potential alliance between the two parties in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The leaders also deliberated on the seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming general elections.
Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy are expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to formalize JD(S)’s entry into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Reports suggest that an official announcement regarding this alliance is imminent.
HD Kumaraswamy mentioned that the discussions would include an analysis of the current situation in all 28 Lok Sabha constituencies, taking into account the 2023 Assembly polls and past elections.
The talks of an alliance gained attention after senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa hinted at the possibility of collaborating with JD(S) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Under this potential arrangement, JD(S) would field candidates in four out of Karnataka’s 28 constituencies.