Mumbai: leader HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said the 2023 assembly elections in Karnataka would be his last, and sought an opportunity for the people to run a government for five years, so as to implement programmes for the larger public good.
“With your blessings, I have been Chief Minister twice. I have decided that the 2023 assembly elections will be my last fight. It is not for me to come to power or become the Chief Minister. With the blessings of God, I have already been Chief Minister twice, despite not having a majority,” Kumaraswamy said.
Talking to party workers and the public, he sought their blessings and support to bring the JD(S) to power independently to implement ‘Panchratna’, a five-fold program envisaged by him that would include quality education, health, housing. shall include. , farmer welfare and employment.
“I am going ahead with a challenge… I request you with folded hands to give us (JDS) a chance to run an independent government in this state for five years,” he said. I seek your blessings,” the former chief minister said.
JD(S) has already announced: “mission 123” (winning 123 seats in the 224 member assembly) to bring the party to power, after the 2023 assembly polls.
Kumaraswamy had headed a coalition government with both national parties in the past, for 20-months with BJP from February 2006 and with Congress for 14-months after the May 2018 assembly polls.