Congress firms up Karnataka strategy, to counter BJP 'tactics' strongly

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

'We, senior leaders including the KPCC president and general secretary in charge and secretaries, are confident that the Congress Party will come back to power on its own with a comfortable majority, Siddaramaiah told reporters after the meeting here.

"Rahul Gandhi was very happy to know that there is no anti-incumbency against our government, and all programmes that were mentioned in our manifesto have been completed".

Congress secretary incharge Karnataka Madhu Goud Yashki added, "So far, we have decided that Rahul ji will address a big public meeting in Bangalore". "They are themselves like terrorists in a way".

Siddaramaiah's comments quickly escalated into a raging controversy with the BJP filing a complaint against the Chief Minister and and state Congress working president Dinesh Gundu Rao for making derogatory statements against the party. "We will concentrate only on the issue of development and we will highlight what we have done for them and what Central Govt hasn't done for the betterment of Karnataka".

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said the upcoming Assembly polls in the state would be a battle between two ideologies - communalism and secularism.

"I am also a Hindu, but I'm a Hindu with humanity, they are Hindus without humanity". After coming under an intense attack from the BJP for his remarks, Siddaramaiah had yesterday called those associated with the saffron party "Hindutva extremists'".

On January 10, when journalists in Chamrajnagar asked CM Siddharamaiah if he will ban PFI, the CM replied, "Even BJP and RSS have some ugragami (militants) elements in them".

The year 2018 going to witness an assembly poll, which is a prestigious Assembly poll for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC).

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