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Ex-PM Deve Gowda to file nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka

JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda has made a decision to contest the June 19 Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka, and will be submitting his nominations on Tuesday, his son and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday.

He said the Former Prime Minister made his choice subsequent the ask for of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, various national leaders and get together legislators, and it was not an quick job to “persuade” him to enter the Rajya Sabha.

“Former PM @H_D_Devegowda has made a decision to contest the Rajya Sabha elections at the ask for of get together legislators, @INCIndia Sonia Gandhi Ji and various national leaders.

He is going to file his nominations tomorrow.

Many thanks to Sri DeveGowda for agreeing to everyone’s consensus,” Kumaraswamy tweeted.

“From the individuals, former prime minister DeveGowda has witnessed achievements and defeat.

By the individuals, he has acquired higher positions.

It was not an quick job to persuade DeveGowda to enter the Rajya Sabha,” he said.

“Lastly, @H_D_Devegowda responded to everyone’s hope and ambition. He will be the state’s top rated agent in the Rajya Sabha,” he said in a different tweet.

The JD(S), which has 34 seats in the assembly, is not in a placement to win a seat in Rajya Sabha on its possess and will need to have assist from the Congress with its surplus votes.

A least of forty four votes are required for candidates to win.

If he wins, this will be the 2nd Rajya Sabha entry for 87-12 months-old Gowda, the 1st time remaining in 1996 as Prime Minister.

Gowda was defeated in Tumkur constituency by BJP’s G S Basavaraj by about 13,000 votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

As joint candidate of the then ruling Congress-JDS coalition, Gowda experienced selected to contest from Tumkur at the last minute immediately after vacating Hassan-his dwelling turf, to grandson Prajwal Revanna (a existing MP).

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Election is scheduled on June 19 to fill 4 Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka, represented by Rajeev Gowda and B K Hariprasad of Congress, Prabhakar Kore of BJP and D Kupendra Reddy of JD(S) that will fall vacant on June 25, with their retirement.

June 9 is the last date for submitting nominations.

With sixty eight MLAs in the assembly, Congress can win one out of the 4 seats on its possess and has fielded veteran get together chief Mallikarjun Kharge as its candidate.

The BJP, with 117 customers in the assembly (such as Speaker), can guarantee quick victory in two seats.

The Condition BJP core committee on Saturday experienced encouraged a few names to higher command as probable candidates, out of which two are most likely to be finalised.

According to get together sources, BJP is unlikely to industry a candidate towards Gowda.