Published: Fri, April 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Congress prepares exhaustive campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly election

Congress prepares exhaustive campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly election

He will be contesting from his hometown Shikaripura in Shivamogga district, about 300 km northwest of Bengaluru, for the eighth time since 1983.

"I am going to get 30 to 40 thousand lead and everybody is supporting our community people", Yeddyurappa asserted before filling his nomination in Shimoga's Shikarpur constituency. BJP President Amit Shah, who has come to create the probability of BJP's victory in Karnataka, has said that to stop Yeddyurappa from becoming chief minister, Siddaramaiah has played the role of declaring Lingayats a minority.

Leading the saffron party's election campaign in the state, the BJP President has been visiting several Lingayat mutts and pontiffs, even as many of them have already pledged their support to the Congress this time, the Economic Times reported.

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BJP leader and former deputy chief minister R Ashoka from Padmanabhanagar, Environment minister Ramanath Rai from Bantwal and former chief minister Bangarappa's son and JD (S) sitting MLA Madhu Bangarappa from Soraba are among those who filed their nominations today. Congress" good show in Karnataka would also help the "uncertain' non-BJP regional parties to throw their weight behind the Congress instead of aligning with the third front mooted by the chief-ministers of West Bengal and Telengana.

April. 19 (NT): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial applicant for Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday lauded he is confident of a huge win in the upcoming assembly polls. Before the elections in the state, it is considered to be very important to meet Amit Shah to Shukumar Swami.

In a related development, another BJP leader K.S. Eshwarappa, the party's leader in the state Legislative Council, also filed his nomination from Shivamogga Assembly segment.

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