Mysuru, May 13:- “The state Assembly elections is a precursor to the Lok Sabha elections in 2019,” said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah while speaking to media persons here on Sunday..
“Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh elections will come prior to the Lok Sabha elections. We will win those elections as well. I have no objection to a Dalit becoming chief minister if high command desires so. This announcement can’t be made all of a sudden. It requires the consent and support of all MLAs. I will win in both Chamundeshwari and Badami Constituencies. I will win by a bigger lead in Badami. I may get less lead in Chamundeshwari as Janata Dal (Secular) candidate G T Devegowda has spent a lot of money. I don’t know how he got so much money to spend. I don’t think people will support such people. Surveys may say that the state may have a hung Assembly, but it may not be true always,” he said.
“I won’t contest the next elections even if Lord Brahma comes and tells me to do so. I had decided not to contest the elections this time as well. But I contested as I didn’t want to be dubbed as an escapist. Even if don’t contest, I will be in active politics. I have to strengthen the state politics. I will not go to national politics. I am sleeping and relaxing as of now. I am in no mood to watch any movie. Now going to Bengaluru and will be back to Mysuru on the day of counting, (May 15)” he added. (MR/KS).