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BRS to avoid direct fight with BJP in K’taka. Decided to support JDS

Amid the political flare-up in poll-bond state of Karnataka over the abolishment of four percent reservation to minorities there, the Bhart Rashtra Samithi (BRS) party led by Chief Minister Telangana  K. Chandrashekher Rao has decided to wall-off itself from contesting the elections directly and instead choose to support and hold campaigns infavour of Janata Dal (Secular) headed by former Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy.

The decision came after the Janata Dal Secular leader requested KCR to extend support in holding campaigns in the areas considered parts of erstwhile Hyderabad state and urge people to cast their votes infavour of JDS candidates.

Kumaraswamy reportedly reminded the CM that the people living in areas considered parts of erstwhile Hyderabad state are deeply rooted and emotionally bond with Telangana state. It is against this reason CM KCR has decided to take part in public meetings in Bidar, Gulbarga and other areas in Karnataka and hold campaigns infavour of Janata Dal Secular candidates.

It is important to mention here that atleast 31 assembly segments in Karnataka were part of the erstwhile Nizam state where people are having emotional bonds with families living in Telangana region. Apart from this, both KCR and Kumaraswamy have a good relationship from the beginning. It is against this reason, the political experts say, that the CM KCR will surely campaign areas considered parts of erstwhile Hyderabad state to ensure victory of the candidates from Janata Dal Secular.

Earlier, the CM KCR decided to take part in the assembly elections in Karnataka mainly from bordering areas, however, he reconsidered his decision after a request made by Kumarasawamy and make-up his mind to fight Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held in 2014.

It is important to mention here that Janata Dal Secular has a tough competition with both BJP and Congress in Karnataka. In such a scenario, the BRS Chief has decided to campaign infavour of Janata Dal Secular to ensure victory of its candidates.

According to reports, the dates of KCR’s visit to the poll bond state will be decided after the release of election notification. The whole political situation polarized in Karnataka ahead of the proposed elections when the BJP led government put an end to four percent reservations being implemented to benefit the students from Muslim community in the state.

While the BJP government’s move was seen aimed at gratifying the majority Hindu community, it has stir-up an outrage among Muslims and attracted support from opposition parties especially the Congress who took no time to announce that it would take measures to continue reservation after coming to power.