Cyclone Gaja to make landfall near Nagapattinam in TN around midnight      |       A 125-ft 'Mother Cauvery' tower to come up at KRS      |       Rajasthan: Rabble-rouser MLAs miss a spot on BJP candidate lists      |       UP has government of babas, still could do nothing for Ram temple: Hardik Patel      |       Pathankot car snatching case: Suspects at large, terror angle not ruled out      |       "Can't Rule Out Anything": Ajit Jogi On BJP Support In Chhattisgarh      |       "Will Leave Ayodhya," Says Muslim Petitioner After VHP Rally Plans      |       Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 6 Pro in India on November 22      |       Singer TM Krishna's Concert Called Off: How Trolls Got Their Way      |       SEE: These Isro photos capture the pure magic of Indian space flight      |       Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar of snooping with CCTV cam, says Bihar CM 'obsessed with luxury'      |       Lawmakers Seek Tougher US Sanctions Over Khashoggi Killing      |       Pune cops file chargesheet against 10 for 'plot to kill PM'      |       Virat Kohli wants Indian batsmen to show 'more character' in Australia      |       Mayday! 4 UK ministers quit, PM fights to save Brexit deal      |       Avni's cubs spotted twice, search on      |       ICC Women's World T20, India vs Ireland, LIVE Score: Delany, Joyce rebuild innings after Shillington's exit      |       How Republican firm's plan to defend Facebook by attacking rivals backfired      |       Tata eyes all-stock merger of SIA Airlines with Jet Airways: Report      |       J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist arrested in Pulwama, case registered      |      


Deve Gowda Says He's Open To Seat-share With Congress

Deve Gowda spoke about seat-sharing shortly after the election dates were announced


Former Prime Minister of India and supremo of the JD(S) HD Deve Gowda has sensationally said that he's open to a seat-sharing alliance with the Congress ahead of the critical assembly elections in Karnataka.

Speaking to reporters just as the poll dates were announced, Deve Gowda said that he was open allying with the Congress as the BJP needs to be defeated.

"In Karnataka, Congress is a big party. It's a party with a big base which you can't dismiss. How many seats does Congress want to vacate? How many seats will they vacate for us? After speaking to their party seniors, if they bring us a workable proposal, I will be open to it."

Deve Gowda also hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks that the 'JD(S) is the BJP's team B'.

"When Siddaramaiah was Dy CM & Dharam Singh was CM, we were team B for Congress & now again whether we become team B for Congress or Congress will become team B for JD(S), we will watch."

The Election Commission announced that the critical elections in the state would be held on May 12 while counting will take place on May 15.