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BJP put off TP and ZP polls for fear of losing: Siddaramaiah

The anti-conversion law is being enacted to target Muslims and Christians in state, says Siddaramaiah

Prime News, Karnataka, Elections, Politics, Religion, Mysuru, December 8:- Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Wednesday (December 8) accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of postponing Taluk and Zilla Panchayat elections as it would lose them.

Talking about the ensuing state Legislative Council polls,  the veteran leader said tickets were given with social justice in view. “As a party, we want to focus on social justice and we are bound by that. All the communities have been given equal representation.”

Siddaramaiah hit out at other political parties for sidelining social justice. He appealed to voters to cast their votes in favour of party candidate Dr D Thimmaiah who is contesting from the Mysuru-Chamarajanagar Constituency.

He said, “In the last three years, BJP has not distributed houses to poor people. When I was the Chief Minister, I distributed 15 lakh houses. Despite not doing any work, BJP is requesting people to vote for development. In the recent rain, farmers incurred huge losses, but the government has not bothered to take survey work.”

The Congress leader said, “Corruption has reached the highest level in the state. When we question, they say it is a political vendetta. This is one of the most corrupt governments I have ever seen.”

He added, “Petroleum prices and cooking oil prices have shot up. The common man is finding it tough to survive.”

Siddaramaiah also said that the anti-conversion law is being enacted to target Muslims and Christians.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president R Dhruvanarayan, former minister Dr H C Mahadevappa, Mysuru District Congress Committee president B J Vijaykumar and Mysuru City Congress Committee president R Murthy and others were present. (MR/KS)

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