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Regional parties will have to take Cong help to form govt

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Regional parties alone cannot form the government on their own after the Lok Sabh polls and will have to take the help of the Congress, former Prime H D Deve Gowda asserted here Sunday.

Speaking to reporters in Tumakuru, from where he is contesting the election, he said differences were there between many regional parties, but he believed they alone could not form the government without the help of the Congress, which is a national party.

He said regional parties should set aside their differences if they wished to end the rule of

"All the regional parties should join the national party if they want to see the end of Modis rule, who is out to destroy the political system in the country," the JD(S) supremo said.

In this context he cited the example of Karnataka, where his party JD(S) has forged an alliance with to keep the BJP out of power.

To a question,Gowda said he was contesting the election, not with any political ambition, but to contribute to the nation "in this difficult situation."

"I am contesting the election not for any political ambition, but to contribute my bit to the nation in this difficult situation," he said.

The former offered regional parties his help to bring all of them together in order to forge a strong alliance.

Gowdas two grandsons and Prajwal Revanna are also contesting the election from Mandya and Hassan respectively.

While Nikhil is H D Kumaraswamys son, Prajwal is PWD minister H D Revannas son.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 20:00 IST