New Delhi: Former Karnataka CM and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi and formally joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Making an announcement about the collision, JP Nadda on X said, “I am happy that JD(S) has decided to be the part of National Democratic Alliance. We wholeheartedly welcome them in the NDA. This will further strengthen NDA and vision of Hon PM for “New India, Strong India”.
Clarifying that there is no demand from their side, Kumaraswamy said, “Today formally we discussed about joining hands with the BJP. We’ve discussed the preliminary issues formally…There is no demand (from our side).”
Talks on alliance between the two parties have been in the limelight ever since veteran BJP leader B S Yediyurappa, who is also a parliamentary board member of the party, had said his party will have an understanding with JD(S) for the Lok Sabha elections, and the regional outfit will contest in four LS seats in Karnataka, which has a total of 28 constituencies.
However,it is notable that the Kerala unit of JD(S) led by the state president Mathew T. Thomas decided to stay out from this alliance.