New Delhi: JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda on Thursday
wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi seeking her support
for a Rajya Sabha nomination for his party`s Secretary General
Danish Ali from Karnataka.
The biennial elections for the Upper House are due for
next month and there are four seats from Karnataka which are
up for grabs.
Out of these, BJP is expected to nominate its own
candidates for two seats, while Congress is expected to bag
one seat on its own. For the remaining seat, Congress needs
support from JD(S) and party sources said that Gowda has
sought Gandhi`s cooperation for nominating Ali.
A senior party leader said that JD(S) had during the
previous two RS elections, supported Congress` sitting MPs
-- Anil Lad and B K Hariprasad.
While Lad`s tenure is due to end in 2014, Hariprasad
would be retiring on June 30 this year.
JD(S) sources said that Gowda is seeking Congress`
support for Hariprasad`s seat in favour of Ali.