Bengaluru: After giving a tight fight in Shivamogga bypolls, it is said that JDS Supremo HD Devegowda and CM Kumaraswamy promised Madhu Bangarappa of securing his political future.
Close on the heels of this, JDS state president H Vishwanath announced that party will field Madhu Bangarappa as its candidate from the Shivamogga Lok Sabha constituency in 2019 general election as well.
Speaking to the reporters after meeting JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda and Madhu Bangarappa separately at their residences, H Vishwanath informed that party morale in Shivamogga is very high following the impressive vote share.
"Madhu is not comfortable to become an MLC and join the state cabinet. We are trying to give him an important position in the state," he said.
"Our alliance with the Congress will continue. We will sweep the 2019 election in the state," he said adding that soon the JDS and the Congress leaders will start a discussion on the 2019 Lok Sabha election pre-poll alliance and seat sharing.
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