Days after the JD(S) forged an alliance with the BJP for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy met BJP stalwart B S Yediyurappa at his residence here on Sunday.
According to Yediyurappa, Nikhil made a courtesy visit and had cordial discussions with him.
He said Nikhil’s father and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy too had called him.
“Kumaraswamy had called me and asked me to visit his house. I will go there and talk to him. Now that we have formed an alliance, people should know about it,” the former BJP chief minister said.
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On September 22, Kumaraswamy and his son Nikhil met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda in New Delhi and agreed that their party JD(S) would become part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
The BJP as well as the JD(S) had suffered a drubbing in the assembly elections this year as the Congress swept to power with a thumping majority by winning 135 seats in the 224-member assembly. The BJP got just 66 seats while the JD(S) secured only 19.