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Be prepared for elections 'very soon': Kumaraswamy to party workers

File photo of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 04, 2019, 12.18 PM (IST)

Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy told his party workers to be prepared for elections very soon in Mandya on Sunday, reported news agency ANI. 

''Be prepared for elections very soon, may happen on the 17 seats (constituencies of disqualified MLAs) or elections may even happen on all 224 constituencies. I am sure that this (Karnataka government) will not stay for long,'' the JD(S) leader was quoted as saying while addressing the party workers. 

Kumaraswamy led the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka collapsed after 14 months after it lost the trust vote in the assembly recently. 

Kumaraswamy also said that JD(S) does not need coalition now.

''There will be no coalition. We don't need any coalition now. I don't need power, I need your love,'' Kumaraswamy said

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The trust vote was prompted after 16 coalition MLAs rebelled against the Kumaraswamy government.

Kumaraswamy comments come a day after he said he was fed up with present-day politics and thinking of keeping away from it. He was speaking to journalists in Hassan.

“I entered politics accidentally. God gave me the opportunity to rule the state as Chief Minister two times. Good people have no place in today's politics,” he was quoted as saying.