Mysuru: Former chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy hinted at a political realignment post the bypolls remarking that if the ruling BJP did not win at least eight seats, they stand to lose power.
Mr Kumaraswamy also said he would decide on a post-poll alliance only after seeing the developments after the election results on December 9 and added that right now, the main objective is to defeat the disqualified MLAs contesting on the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
He was speaking to media persons in Mysuru on Thursday, before heading to campaign in 21 villages in bypoll bound Hunsur.
He said, “Yediyurappa's son himself held a meeting with the Rambapuri seer and the Ujjaini seer to convince Shivalinga Shivacharya Swamiji to withdraw from the fray in Hirekerur. We did not invite the swamiji to contest the elections on a JD(S) ticket. When they sought a ticket from us, we gave it,” he said.
On Congress leader Mr Siddaramaiah's statement that he would check why Janata Dal (Secular) leader Mr G.T. Devegowda was inactive in the byelections he said, “Each one has his own election tactic. I am not in a position to talk to Mr G.T. Devegowda now.”