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JD(S) announces ten candidates; Cong, BJP can't neglect us: HDK

JD(S) announces ten candidates; Cong, BJP cant neglect us: HDK

Bengaluru: Announcingcandidates for 10of 15 bypoll-bound assembly constituencies in Karnataka, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy onThursday said his party cannot be "neglected" by Congress andBJP in the state and defeating the disqualified MLAs was hisstrategy.

Kumaraswamy, who was forced to resign as chief minister in July after the rebellion by the now disqualified MLAs, said the JD(S) was facing thepolls keeping both the national parties at "equal distance".

The party that has decided to support BJP rebelSharath Bachegowda, contesting as independent candidatein Hoskote constituency, will announce its nominees forremaining four seats on Friday.

The bypolls to the 15 constituencies, held by the disqualified Congress and JDS MLAs, will be held on December 5.

"We are entering the poll fray and will not remainsilent, we have come through struggle. We will discuss beforethe people about the contributions of Congress, BJP and JD(S)," Kumaraswamny said.

He said, "ours may be a small regional party, but in Karnataka's politics both these national parties (Congress and BJP) cannot neglect us."

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