Karnataka News: Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy has said that the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections will be like a ‘fire test’ for his party. He said that the results of this election will have an impact on his political future for the next 20-25 years. Former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy was reacting to a recent statement made by his son and JDS youth wing chief Nikhil Kumaraswamy. Nikhil had in a way indicated in his statement that the upcoming assembly elections would be the last election for the party.
Political future will be affected for so many years
HD Kumaraswamy said, “I myself have said many times that the 2023 assembly elections are like a litmus test for JDS. The result of this election will have an impact on the political future of his party for the next 20-25 years. That’s why this election is important. That’s what Nikhil Kumaraswamy had said.”
The former chief minister said, “Both of us have discussed many times that the 2023 election is a big challenge for us and if something unexpected happens, it will affect the future of the party. Therefore, it should be taken as a challenge and a strong foundation should be laid for the next 25 years with a new restructuring of the party. His (Nikhil’s) statement was in that context and there is no need to extrapolate it.”
JDS set a target of winning so many seats
Nikhil had recently addressed party workers in Tumakuru. Referring to the age of his grandfather and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his absence from public for the last two-three months, he said, “I want to say that Deve Gowda will be with us for hundreds of years, but the elections of 2023 In a way, it is the last for us and it should be understood as such. ”However, he also said that from here a new chapter should start for JDS in terms of next 25 years. The JDS has set a target of winning at least 123 of the total 224 seats for the assembly elections to be held in March-April next year.