Mysuru, March 17:- The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) aim is to defeat Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari Constituency in the 2018 Assembly elections in the state, said BJP Member of Parliament, Rajendra Agarwal here on Saturday.
Addressing a press meet in the city at a private hotel, Agarwal, who has been made in-charge of four Assembly constituencies (Chamundeshwari, Krishna Raja, Narasimha Raja and Chamaraja), said that BJP is evolving a strategy to make Siddaramaiah taste defeat in Chamundeshwari Constituency.
He said, “I visited three Assembly constituencies on Friday and our party workers are working with a great zeal. Today, I will be visiting the Chamundeshwari Constituency and we are confident of winning all the four Assembly constituencies as the party is united and strengthened in the region.”
“Our main aim is to defeat Siddaramaiah in his hometown and we are also making it clear that there will be no secret deal with the Janata Dal (Secular). We will field ‘efficient’ candidates chosen by the high-command and we are sure that the results will be in favour of our side,” Agarwal added.
“The Congress government in the state is known for ‘corruption’ during its five-year tenure and has completely failed in maintaining law and order. The elections in Karnataka will teach a lesson to the Congress and we are sure to repeat the results of Tripura in Karnataka,” a confident Agarwal said.
Agarwal is a close aide of BJP national president Amit Shah and has played a key role in the Uttar Pradesh polls. The BJP high command has made him in-charge of the four constituencies in Mysuru region ahead of Assembly polls as he is known for strengthening the party at booth level during UP and Tripura elections.
BJP city president Dr B Manjunath, BJP madhyam pramukh Prabhakar Sindhia and others were present. -(KS, KK)