BRS to support JD(S) in Karnataka Assembly polls
The party had toyed with the idea of contesting Karnataka elections but chose not field candidates as it lacked adequate time to plan for fielding nominees, say BRS sources
Hyderabad: The ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana is extending support to the JD(S) in Karnataka Assembly elections and it chose not to field any candidate in the May 10 polls as its friendly party is in the fray.
The BRS, previously called TRS, renamed itself in December last year to make a foray into national politics and it had toyed with the idea of contesting Karnataka elections. However, it chose not to field candidates in the Assembly polls as JD(S) is its friend and also because it lacked adequate time to plan for fielding nominees in the elections, BRS sources said on Friday. The process of filing nominations for the May 10 election in Karnataka came to an end on Thursday.
The party was not in favour of contesting the elections without adequate preparation and planning, the sources said, pointing out the efforts being made by BRS to gain a foothold in neighbouring Maharashtra.