Deve Gowda to lead JD(S) campaign in Karnataka


Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday said he will campaign for his party at 42 places in the next 11 days in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Karnataka. The 89-year old leader said he will take a break once in a week keeping in view his health condition.
“Starting from tomorrow I will campaign till 8 May at 42 places. This is a tentative programme. I will take rest once in a week keeping health conditions in mind because I have to take an injection once in a week,” Gowda, who will turn 90 on 18 May, said in a press conference. Gowda said Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have promised to come to Karnataka to campaign for JD(S) candidates, adding that some other national leaders are in touch with former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in this regard.“In the coming days, there will be many developments in national politics. I feel that some developments (at local level) may take place accordingly.”