bjp jds merger news: Karnataka: Will JDS merge with BJP? Yeddyurappa-Kumaraswamy both rejected – bjp jds rejects news of merger

Highlights:

  • Rumors of merger of BJP and JDS in Karnataka
  • CM Yeddyurappa and JDS leader Kumaraswamy dismisses speculation
  • There was speculation about merger in upcoming February

Bengaluru
The BJP and Janata Dal (Secular) on Sunday dismissed the news of their merger. In fact, a leader of the saffron party had said that there was a possibility of political polarization in the state, leading to speculation about the two parties coming together. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy termed the media reports about this as ‘imaginary’.

BJP leader said – polarization will intensify in the coming days
Earlier, state BJP vice-president Arvind Limbavali while talking about the party’s preparations for the upcoming local body elections in the state said, ‘I think polarization is going to intensify in the coming days … Modi’s The wave of the wave and the BJP is clearly visible. He said, “I am sure that similar polarization will happen in Karnataka as well.”

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There was speculation of merger in February
Asked if there was any possibility of a merger of the two parties, he said that he had heard the news about this and would try to find out about the subject. His remarks have led to speculation in a section of the media that after Makar Sakranti, it may merge in February and there will be a leadership change in April, which will be headed by Kumaraswamy.

CM Yedipurappa told sheer lies
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, in a statement, dismissed these reports as a sheer lie. He said, ‘Misleading reports about JDS MLAs joining BJP or JDS merging with BJP are completely false. there is no such thing.’ Yeddyurappa said that JDS had only supported the issue of removing the Legislative Council President from his post. He said that the JDS did not support the BJP on the introduction of anti-cow slaughter bill, which led the government to resort to the ordinance.
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Kumaraswamy also dismissed speculation by tweeting
Kumaraswamy also dismissed the news of the merger by tweeting sequentially. He said, “I want to make the situation clear for JDS that there is no way of committing suicide by merging other party.” He tweeted, ‘I am not able to see this situation happening in future also’. Kumaraswamy said, “If there is a need in the public interest in the coming days, more and more we can give issue based support. There is no need to give importance to any imaginary news about it.

BJP-JDS formed coalition government in 2006
Significantly, the BJP and JDS formed a coalition government in 2006. Kumaraswamy became the Chief Minister and Yeddyurappa became the Deputy Chief Minister. This government was formed under a 20–20 month power sharing formula between the two parties. But later JDS did not transfer power to BJP, due to which this government fell. The BJP has recently been successful in passing the Karnataka Land Reform (Amendment) Bill, 2020 with the help of JDS in the Legislative Council. However, the JDS initially opposed the bill, terming it anti-farmer.
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