BJP raising irrelevant issues, Congress will win Assembly elections: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah


Punjab and Karnataka are the only two big states in the country which are ruled by the Congress.

On Congress president Rahul Gandhi's tour of Karnataka, the chief minister revealed that it was tentatively scheduled for January 27, 28 and 29.

Gandhi decided on the campaign after meeting with party leaders from his state, including Siddaramaiah, state party unit president G. Parameshwara, working president Dinesh Gundu Rao, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, senior leaders Veerappa Moily, KH Muniappa, Oscar Fernandes and party in charge of Karnataka KC Venugopal.

"Rahul Gandhi is very happy with the functioning of the government. We are confident that the Congress party will win with a comfortable majority in Karnataka", he said.

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The video also highlighted the 1002 cases of farmers's suicide in Karnataka in the current fiscal year, corruption cases against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. While a police complaint has been filed by BJP state spokesperson, S Suresh Kumar and BJP leader, P N Sadashiva with the Bengaluru police commissioner against Mr Siddaramaiah for his statement, police sources say it does not constitute a cognisable offence under the Indian Penal Code.

Ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka this year, a Siddaramaiah-led Congress delegation from Karnataka met Rahul Gandhi at his residence earlier in the day. That (Hindtva) is the only issue they have. "Yogi Adityanath and Amit Shah are also raising the same issue, and Narendra Modi may also raise the same in the future", he said.

Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Karnataka from February 10-12 for the first leg of the election campaign.