MLC poll: JDS extends support to independent candidate | Hubballi News

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Hubballi: In a major political development, JD(S) candidate Shivashankar Kallur asserted he will remain neutral and extend his support to independent candidate Basavaraj Gurikar.
Addressing a joint press meet here on Friday, former minister and MLC Basavaraj Horatti said that Kallur is retiring from poll fray as per the instruction of JD(S) top brass HD Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy. “We could not meet voters of four districts after announcement of the election. Meanwhile, Kallur’s father-in-law died and he is not in position to carry out extensive campaign. Hence we are withdrawing our candidate from the fray,” he explained.
“As the party decided to maintain distance from both Congress and BJP, we are supporting Gurikar,” he added.
Gurikar said he will bide by the party’s decision and will remain as a loyal worker of JD(S).
Former MLA NH Konaraddi, other JD(S) leaders Rajanna Koravi, Gururaj Hunasimarad and others were present on the occasion.

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