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    2018 Assembly elections to be my final attempt, says H D Kumaraswamy

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    The political prospects of the Janata Dal (Secular) were weak he said.

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    The party is well-prepared to fight for survival, he added

Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy declared that the Assembly elections in 2018 in Karnataka will be his final attempt in politics, as regional parties were facing uncertainty in the state.

Speaking to journalists in Muddebihal in Vijayapura district, Kumaraswamy admitted that the political prospects of the Janata Dal (Secular) were weak in the wake of the recent rebellion and several leaders quitting the party. “The 2018 elections will seal the fate of regional parties like us. We are well-prepared to fight for our survival,” he added.


Eight senior leaders of the party cross-voted for the Congress candidates in elections to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. They challenged party founder and former PM H D Deve Gowda to bring JD(S) to power in Karnataka without their support.

The JD(S) has issued notices to all 8 of them and they are likely to be expelled from the party.
“Making peace with these rebel MLAs is ruled out. The JD(S) has sufficient support of the party cadre to fight the next Assembly polls,” Kumaraswamy contended.

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