After the recent allegations that said that Congress leaders are not campaigning for Karnataka by-polls, ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka and senior congress leader Siddaramaiah denied the speculation.
He said, “Allegations that most Congress leaders are not campaigning for the Karnataka by-polls is not true, all leaders are campaigning. Why can’t you ask the same question to BJP? Why is only Yediyurappa roaming around? Why are Modi and Amit Shah not campaigning?”
He added that the party’s aim right now is to win a maximum number of seats themselves. The focus is not on government formation for now. He said, “HK Patil is looking after Gadag district and Davangere. VS Ugrappa is also at Davangere and senior leaders are also campaigning. We have not thought whether we can form the government after winning 12 seats as I told I don’t want to find any meaning in Chief Minister Yediyurappa statements. Our main aim is to win at least 12 seats.”
He further also attacked BJP’s flood relief measures and said, “The effect of not visiting the state at the time of floods will definitely affect BJP which also happened in Maharashtra. They did not approve compensation for relief funds to Maharashtra which is why they lost there. Most of the North Karnataka BJP candidates will lose for sure.”
The by-elections for 15 out of 17 seats in Karnataka are slated to be held on December 5.