Karnataka elections 2023: ‘Will win from Kolar, even when Modi, Shah marketing campaign towards me,’ Siddaramaiah says | India Information

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NEW DELHI: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah of the Congress has exuded confidence that he’ll win Kolar seat within the Karnataka meeting elections later this 12 months, and win even when PM Modi or Union house minister Amit Shah campaigned towards him for BJP.
“Let (BJP nationwide normal secretary) B L Santhosh come, BJP nationwide president J P Nadda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union house minister Amit Shah and marketing campaign towards me. I’ll certainly win from Kolar,” he advised reporters in Mysuru.
Earlier this 12 months, Siddaramaiah clarified that he’ll contest the elections from Kolar, topic to approval by the Congress excessive command. Karnataka meeting elections are anticipated round Could.
He now represents the Badami seat in Bagalkote district. Over shifting constituencies, he had earlier cited Badami’s distance from Bengaluru and his “incapacity” to offer extra time to the individuals and celebration employees.
“Individuals of Badami need me there and are able to even sponsor a helicopter however resulting from age associated points and distance, I’ve determined to battle election from Kolar,” he stated.
In 2018, he narrowly received from Badami, polling simply 1,700 votes greater than BJP’s B Sriramulu. Nonetheless he misplaced by an enormous margin of over 36,000 votes from Chamundeshwari, ending behind JD(S) candidate GT Deve Gowda.
The Congress stalwart sounded assured that his celebration will come to energy with absolute majority by profitable 140 to 150 seats within the subsequent meeting election. He pinned hopes on the Congress’ promise of 200 items of free electrical energy to each family and Rs 2,000 per thirty days to girls who head the household.
He accused the incumbent BJP authorities in Karnataka of corruption and defending criminals.
The Karnataka election may see a tri-cornered contest between the BJP, Congress and JD(S). Nonetheless political “re-alignments” earlier than the elections can’t be rule out. Some studies say a number of native degree JD(S) leaders within the Mysuru area has not too long ago switched to Congress.
(With company inputs)

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