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‘Agenda is there, let us see how Congress is going to treat JD(S),’ says HD Kumaraswamy on chances of pre-poll alliance

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Recently, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 24, 2018 16:18 IST ]
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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said agenda for pre-poll alliance with Congress in Lok Sabha elections 2019 is there on the table. 

“Agenda is there. Let us see how Congress is going to treat JD(S),”news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

Recently, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections 2019.

"We are setting up a group to do it," Gandhi told reporters on Sunday after a meeting of Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, which authorised him to decide on pre and post-poll alliances.

The party's decision is being seen as an unambigious message to all present and potential allies that he will take all crucial decisions for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls including on seat sharing.

Some leaders, including Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, are learnt to have more comfort level in interacting with Rahul Gandhi's mother Sonia Gandhi, who is UPA chairperson.

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Sonia Gandhi had hosted a dinner for like-minded opposition parties in March this year to explore the possibility of forging a broader unity. Earlier, she had taken the initiative to bring senior opposition leaders together to put up a common candidate in Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections.

On the other hand, the Iftar he hosted was skipped by most opposition stalwarts.

The CWC decision is being seen as an indication that Rahul Gandhi should emerge as the face of larger opposition in the 2019 electoral battle.

(With inputs from agencies) 

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