Formation of Maharashtra government by supporting Shiv Sena and NCP, Congress party leaders are high on confidence. They feel that they can again form an alliance with JD(S) and form government in Karnataka once again if BJP fails to secure required numbers in the bypolls to be held on 5th December.
It was open secret that CLP leader Siddaramaih did not want alliance with JDS from 2018 but persistence to keep BJP away from power took over it & thus formed government with H.D.Kumarswamy as CM & Parameshwara as DCM. However, JD(S) alleges that Siddaramaih was reason for government collapse as it was his loyalists like MTB Nagraj, ST Somshekar, Byrati Basavaraj, Mumiratna rebelled against HDK government & thus resulted in the fall of CoJa Government in Karnataka.The bypoll campaign of Congress has been like a damp squib and many in Congress did not campaign. Siddaramaih along with KPCC president toured all constituencies and were stressing for mid term election.
JD(S) on the other hand shocked everyone by giving ticket to Lingayat Swami in Hirekeruru but at last minute nomination was withdrawn owing to pressure from other seers. JD(S) has again limited to its campaign to their strong holds of old Mysore seats Hunsuru, KR Pete with 4 seats of Bengaluru and chickballapur.
This re-allaince theory was propped up by pro-JD(s) group of Congress & Jd(s) also responded positively. If Congress & JD(S) are able to secure 9 or more seats of 15 seats going in for bypoll on 5th December they may again form government with JD(s) with Congress CM having a good relation with JD(S) head H.D.Devegowda.
However, JD(s) & Congress are themselves not confident about winning a good number of seats. Both the parties did not file nomination for RajyaSabha poll that is due on December 12 as a result BJP candidate got elected unanimously. Therefore, Congress-JD(s) alliance may just be a political rumour and may not turn into reality. Both the parties are looking to give a walkover to ruling BJP government in the state.
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