Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda informed that AH Vishwanath will continue as State party president.
Addressing presspersons on Sunday he said, “There is no question of making anybody else as State president,” he told reporters here on Sunday, maintaining that “the post will remain as it is till he [Mr. Vishwanath] comes. We will convince him.”
Further speaking on his grandson K. Nikhil’s political future, he said, “Nikhil was fielded under pressure from our party leaders in Mandya. He (Nikhil) will not keep quiet despite his loss.”
” Nikhil is a fighter and will fight politically than what he would do in the film industry,” he added.
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Deve Gowda also said that he would concentrate on strengthening the party since he need not go to Lok Sabha after his electoral defeat in Tumakuru.
Speaking on the Cabinet expansion that happened on June 14 he said, “Several legislators are unhappy. Ministers Krishna Byre Gowda, Shivashankar Reddy, and Managuli have offered to resign. Some will also work for the party. To protect the coalition, Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy had accommodated Independents in the Cabinet. The government is also appointing heads for boards and corporations.”