Senior JD(S) leader C M Ibrahim was on Friday suspended by the outfit’s president H D Deve Gowda for “anti-party activities”.
Mr Gowda replaced C M Ibrahim as the party state president on October 19 and appointed his son H D Kumaraswamy in his place.
Mr Ibrahim had raised a banner of revolt against the JD(S) decision to join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
A former union minister, Mr Ibrahim claimed that his faction is the original JD(S) for being secular and that being the state president he can take a decision about the outfit in Karnataka.
He had appealed to Deve Gowda to reconsider the decision on the tie-up with the BJP, claiming that many party leaders have quit the outfit in the neighbouring states following the move.
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