Bengaluru: Adagur H Vishwanath was appointed as the state unit chief of JD (S) by H D Deve Gowda. D Kumaraswamy, who had held this position till now, is relieved of his responsibilities. Vishwanath belongs to the backward Kuruba community. Traditionally, JD (S) is considered as a party that is ruled by the Vokkaliga community. After Lingayats and Vokkaligas, Kuruba community is the third strongest community in terms of the number of voters.
Vishwanath, a former Congressman, had joined JD (S) only in May, just before the Assembly elections. He is former MP as well as three-time MLA and is considered as a brilliant brain in forming strategies. Vishwanath said that he will plan a strategy for the upcoming local body elections as well as the next general elections after discussing the same with eminent leaders of the party like Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy and others.
Vishwanath was a close aide of Siddaramaiah, former CM and Siddaramaiah had joined Congress because of him.