Ex-Congress leader C M Ibrahim takes charge as JD(S) Karnataka president

Former Union minister and ex-MLC C M Ibrahim took over because the Karnataka president of the Janata Dal (secular) Sunday after he was formally inducted into the get together, which is hoping to bag minority votes within the upcoming Assembly elections within the southern state.

Ibrahim’s transfer comes at a time when each Congress and JD(S) are struggling to woo Muslim voters.

After taking cost, Ibrahim stated, “I am taking over the responsibility as the JD(S) state president with an appeal to people to help us in reclaiming the glory of 1994 as our objective is to make HD Kumaraswamy the chief minister with a clear majority by winning 123 seats in the assembly polls.”

Ibrahim, a staunch supporter of Siddaramaiah, give up the Congress get together and resigned because the Member of Legislative Council a month in the past after he was sad over appointing B Okay Hariprasad because the chief of the opposition within the council. In his letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, he had additionally expressed the identical in his resignation letter to the get together.

Ibrahim, who was with the JD(S) earlier than becoming a member of Congress in 2008, stated he held talks with get together chief H D Deve Gowda and different leaders and can begin travelling throughout the state from March 20.

Ibrahim began out in electoral politics by contesting on a Janata Party ticket in 1978, and have become a minister throughout the Gundu Rao-led state authorities. He later went to the JD(S) and was a minister and shut aide of Deve Gowda. In 2008, he joined the Congress together with former chief minister Siddaramaiah.

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