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.
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