Bangalore: Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Friday said he will not minimise the importance of Aam Aadmi Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
"I`m not going to minimise the importance of Aam Aadmi Party, whether they are going to win ten seats, five seats, twenty seats....," Gowda told reporters here in response to a question on CP1-M leader Sitaram Yechury`s comment regarding AAP joining the third front.
He said "Aam Aadmi Party has come up with young leaders who want to fight against corruption in the Parliament, their voice will be there....."
Stating that no government can suppress the voice of those fighting against corruption, he said, "corruption is a major issue, if you even take a unanimous decision to throw them out of the house- the people outside, specially youngsters will come together to fight it out."
Yechury had on Wednesday said it was up to AAP to decide whether it would join the Left and other secular forces, but it could be decided only after the elections.
Speaking about BJP and Congress Gowda said, "....As far as Karnataka is concerned, BJP leaders have come to the conclusion that only Narendra Modi`s charm will bring them about 23 seats; on the other side, Chief Minister is also claiming that he will not allow even a single seat for JDS."
"....People of this country including the state of Karnataka are watching all these, they have political maturity, and they will give their verdict. Please wait till May 16 until counting is over to see what will happen," he added.