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'Absolutely astonished by Deve Gowda's lies', says Pinarayi Vijayan after JDS chief's claim on tie-up with BJP

HD Deve Gowda, a former Prime Minister, on October 19 claimed that all the state units of his party, including- Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra, had given their consent for it to align with the BJP and that Vijayan had concurred with the move that would save the JDS.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Thiruvananthapuram Updated on: October 20, 2023 16:39 IST
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Image Source : PINARAYI VIJAYAN (X) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today (October 20) rejected JD(S) national president HD Deve Gowda's claim that the Left leader had approved of Kerala ruling LDF partner JD(S) having an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, and said it was both baseless and devoid of truth.

In a statement issued hours after Gowda had claimed that Vijayan had greenlit the JD(S)'s alliance with the BJP in Karnataka to protect the regional party's interests, the Chief Minister on Friday asked the former Prime Minister to correct his statement.

In a strongly worded statement, Vijayan said the JD(S) state unit had made it clear that they were categorically against the association with the BJP and that they would stand strong with the Left Front in Kerala.

"This is not the first time Deve Gowda is joining hands with the BJP. We all remember 2006, when JD(S) joined the BJP. He left this ideology and associated with the BJP to get a ministerial post for his son," Vijayan said.

Vijayan also attacked the Congress which has alleged that there are links between the CPI(M) and the BJP, and asked the grand old party not to make a fool out of themselves.

Gowda, a former Prime Minister, had yesterday (October 19) claimed that all the state units of his party, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra, had given their consent for it to align with the BJP and that Vijayan had concurred with the move that would "save" the JD(S).

(With agencies inputs) 

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