G.T. Deve Gowda, former Minister and JD(S) MLA, on Tuesday denied former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s charges that he had taken any money for campaigning in Mysuru during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, Mr. Gowda mentioned his leaders had requested him to assist the Congress candidate in view of the seat-sharing association between Congress and JD(S). But, he mentioned he had not dealt with ballot funds during the elections and added that it was Congress MLA Yathindra and JD(S) chief Raju, who dealing with booth-level expenditures during the elections. “I did not handle finances during the elections. Neither did I give my money nor was I given any money (for election expenditure),” Mr. Gowda mentioned and requested Mr Siddaramaiah to make clear.
Mr. Gowda additionally mentioned that Mr. Siddaramaiah, who is aware of him from 25 years, additionally is aware of that he had not taken money for transfers, execution of work or in some other associated issues. Neither has Mr. Siddaramaiah taken any money, Mr Gowda added.
The outcomes of the elections for Mysuru, Mandya and Tumakura had brought on suspicions, however mentioned the JD(S) and Congress candidates had misplaced the elections as a result of folks didn’t vote for them and never on account of any position performed by money or leaders.
The understanding between Congress and JD(S) didn’t work on the bottom as a result of the tie-up between the 2 events took place immediately. It was the ‘Modi wave’ that swept apart even winnable candidates from different events during the elections, he mentioned.
Regarding his political future, Mr. Gowda mentioned he was with the JD(S) at current, however would take a call on his future relying on the state of affairs. But, the political state of affairs in all of the events is ‘contaminated’, he mentioned. “I have won as a JD(S) candidate and am presently in J (S). It should not be surprising even if I continue in the same party also in future,” he remarked.