Karnataka polls: Ahead of official campaign, parties busy shaping strategies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the inaugural session of First PIO-Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi on Tuesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the inaugural session of First PIO-Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi on Tuesday

He said the Congress would win a comfortable majority in the assembly polls due in a few months.

"He (Gandhi) is very happy with the functioning of the party (in Karnataka) and the (state) government".

ANI quoted Congress Karnataka chief Dr. G. Parameshwara as saying that Rahul, during the course of his three-day visit, will address meetings, interact with various groups of intellectuals, farmers, women and students in the state.

The ruling Congress party of the state thinks that it can retain the power in the state, on the contrary, the Amit Shah led BJP has already started an all out attack on Congress based on alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and recent killings of right-wing workers in the state. He is very happy that our government has no anti-incumbency feeling to face. It will not be a contest between me and (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi.

Siddaramaiah claimed that the Congress had not only honoured all the promises it had made in its manifesto for the previous state polls, but "even some of the programmes not in the manifesto were implemented".

When asked about the issue of Hindutva being raised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, the chief minister said that the BJP was raising "irrelevant issues". What they (BJP) are preaching is not Hindutva.

The sarcastic narration in the video says as soon Yogi reaches out to people, Congress leaders turn Hindus, also they steal "bhagwa" ( saffron flag of RSS). I said I am also a Hindu but a humane Hindu.

Venugopal said the leaders gave an assurance that they would all work united for the success of the party in the Assembly elections. Karnataka is likely to witness election in April-May.

Siddaramaiah's "Hindutva extremists" remark has stirred a hornet's nest in the poll-bound state.

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