Prime News, State (Madikeri), May 15:- That the Congress won both the by-poll elections to Chamarajanagar and Gundlupet comfortably, the results must have come as a real shock to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). For some time now, the saffronists have been going around, saying they are aiming at Mission 150 in the next Assembly elections due in Karnataka in 2018. “BJP’s internal squabbles notwithstanding, their dream will not materialise,” said Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) vice-president V R Sudarshan at a press conference here on Sunday.
“We are looking at making Karnataka hunger-free and provide shelter to the needy. On the other hand, BJP is groping in the dark to make Karnataka Congress-free. After losing by-polls, the BJP, instead of accepting the defeat, is unnecessarily making false allegations against us which are far from the truth.”
Sudarshan said the state government has sanctioned sufficient funds to Kodagu district since Congress came to power. “Considering its potential, it is the responsibility of the Centre to develop tourism here.” Claiming that the Congress has given good administration in the last four years, the veteran leader opined the party will retain power in the state whenever the Assembly elections are held. “There is going to be a stiff fight between the BJP and the Congress in 15 districts. In four districts, the Congress and JD(S) will fight it out and in 11 districts, there will be a triangular fight,” he said.
“As promised in the manifesto, Congress has fulfilled 158 promises out of 165. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah believes in pro-people ruling and his governance has been lauded by all sections of the society.”
Continuing his tirade against the BJP, Sudarshan said the BJP should stop misleading the public with false information. “It should be a responsible opposition in the interest of the state,” the Congress leader said. (MR).