Mysuru, November 25:- “The arrogance of money is controlling MTB Nagaraj. As he is the owner of assets worth hundreds of crores, he is arrogant. That’s why he is blabbering unnecessarily,” said the president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Dinesh Gundu Rao.
He was speaking at a press meet held at Hunsur Congress office during his visit for the by-election campaign on Sunday.
Responding to the statement of Nagaraj that he only spent money for Congress and the party didn’t give him anything in return, Rao said that arrogance alone has brought him down to third place in pre-poll prediction.
“Why didn’t he give information of giving money to Congress leaders in his affidavit? The party has already complained to the Election Commission. Dr Sudhakar is the captain of the disqualified team. He told the maximum number of lies to mislead the party leaders. He had told that he would be with the Congress till last day and messaged, saying he would bring back the rebel MLAs. He cheated Siddaramaiah who mentored him in politics. In the recent elections, those who have shifted loyalties have lost. People of Karnataka will also teach our rebel MLAs a lesson on December 5. There will be change in state politics after December 9. Bharatiya Janata Party has nothing to complain against Congress. That’s why they are saying there is no unity in Congress. To be honest, BJP is already split and there are efforts to bring BS Yediyurappa down. It is the election of self-respect. Party workers have to work well for the victory of HP Manjunath,” he added.
Former minister UT Khader, AICC secretary Vishnunathan, MLC R Dharmasena, former MLA Venkatesh and others were present. (MR/KS).