JDS slams BJP Karna chief for calling it a `terrorist outfit`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 18:33

Bangalore: JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday
flayed BJP state unit president D V Sadananda Gowda`s remarks
calling his party an `outfit of terrorists` and challenged the
saffron party government in the state to recommend banning the
party to the Centre if it believed so.

"If the government has any evidence that JDS is a terrorist
group, let it ban it and even recommend to Centre",
Kumaraswamy, a former Chief Minister, told reporters here,
reacting sharply to Gowda`s comments made during the campaign
for the August 18 bypolls to five assembly seats in the state.
Kumaraswamy said such statements coming from a person
heading a national political party do not augur well for his
own stature and his party.

Asked if JDS was willing for a tie-up with Congress in the
light of the bypoll outcome, he said ``let the congress
introspect on the prevailing ground realities.``

In the bye-elections, BJP and JDS had bagged two seats
each and Congress one.Congress, which had held four seats,
conceded two to BJP and one to JDS.
After the JDS candidate`s nomination was rejected on
technical grounds in Govindarajanagar in Bangalore, where
Housing Minister V Somanna lost, JDS chief H D Deve Gowda had
himself canvassed in the constituency calling for support to
secular party, apparently referring to Congress.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 18:33

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