Karnataka Assembly Election updates: Rahul Gandhi addresses in Kolar
Ahead of Karnataka polls, another big leader from the BJP announced that he will quit the party on Sunday. Jagadish Shettar, the former chief minister of Karnataka is all set to quit the party after being denied a ticket. BJP's top brass even tried pacifying Shettar on Saturday but the meeting failed. BJP's ex-deputy CM Laxman Savadi joined the Congress on Friday after he was denied a ticket from Athani assembly constituency....Read More
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited Karnataka on Sunday and he will hold a public rally at Karnataka's Kolar. This is the first time Rahul Gandhi is visiting Karnataka after being disqualified as an MP.
Amit Shah saud BJP will form a full-majority government in Karnataka
A full-majority government of BJP will be formed in Karnataka: Union Home Minister Amit Shah
We will welcome, If Jagadish Shettar comes back to BJP: BS Yediyurappa
BS Yediyurappa told that the party is ready to welcome of former CM Jagadish Shettar is ready to come back to the party. 'He said, “Why is he joining in the Congress? He made us unhappy. The BJP will welcome him if he decides to come back to the party”
Yediyurappa also told that he will ensure that Shettar will be defeated if he contest with a non-BJP ticket in Karnataka assembly polls.
‘Why is this government hiding the caste census?’ Rahul Gandhi questions at Kolar
Rahul Gandhi said, “The government speaks about defaming OBCs in this country. Why are they hiding the caste census and not revealing the number of SCs, STs and OBCs in this country and thier representation in the central governement. I demand this government to put the caste census and tell who is insulting the OBCs”
‘I was not allowed to speak in the parliament, my mic was switched off,’ Rahul Gandhi at Kolar.
Rahul Gandhi told that he was denied speaking about Adani in the parliament. He said, “Whenever, I question about Modi government about Adani, my mic was switched off inside the parliament. If I ask the speaker about it, he simply smiles. They are trying to stop me from speaking about Adani.”
‘Congress will fulfill poll promises soon after forming govt,’ Rahul Gandhi at Kolar
Senior Congress leader and disqualified MP Rahul Gandhi told that Congress will fulfill the poll promises soon after forming the government in Karnataka. Speaking at Kolar, he also told that he can already see the Congress wave in Karnataka ahead of the Karnataka polls.
Jagadish Shettar submits his resignation as an MLA
Former CM Jagadish Shettar, who announced his resignation from BJP's membership on Saturday has also submitted his resignation as an MLA to the speaker of Karnataka. He is yet to announce his action plan after quitting the BJP. Shettar was denied a BJP ticket to contest in upcoming assembly polls.
Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lands in Bengaluru
Senior Congress leader and disqualified MP Rahul Gandhi arrived at Bengaluru on Sunday afternoon and former CM Siddaramaiah received him at the airport. Rahul Gandhi will visit the Kolar and address the rally at the town which is rougly 60 kilometers from the capital city.
‘Congress will get 130 seats in Karnataka polls,’ Veerappa Moily
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Sunday claimed that the Congress party will win at least 130 seats in the upcoming assembly polls. He also asserted that this election will be an end to BJP from entering into the South.
He said, “The BJP would not cross the 60-mark and the Congress willd definetly get more than 130 seats in the May 10 assembly polls.” (PTI)
It is unfortune, will impact the party a little: CM Basavaraj Bommai
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has responded on Jagadish Shettar's resignation and told that it is an unfortunate move from the former CM. He also agreed that his resignation will impact the party a bit in the Hubballi - Dharwad region.
Speaking to the reporters, he said, “It is unfortunate that he left the party. We tried to pacify him but it did not work. His resignation will impact the party a bit, but we will overcome it. BJP wants to give chance to the younger generation”
Some local leaders are misleading BJP system: Jagadish Shettar
Former CM Jagadish Shettar told that he was humiliated and ill treated by the senior leaders of BJP. He also alleged that some local leaders are misleading the BJP system in Karnataka.
He said, “The ill-treatment and humiliation by the senior leaders of the party has hurt me a lot. My decision to quit the BJP is final. Some state leaders are mishandling the BJP system in Karnataka.”
Jagadish Shettar chose himself over the party: BJP sources
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Saturday said that former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar has chosen himself over the party after he announced his resignation on Saturday from the party and from the post of MLA.
A top source from the BJP told ANI, “Despite a constant effort to talk to Jagdish Shettar by the party's top leadership, he chose self over the party” (ANI)
Our surveys indicate more than 130 seats for BJP: Karnataka CM Bommai
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the party surveys related to Karnataka elections suggest that BJP will be ahead on 130 seats.
He said, "Our surveys so far have indicated the win for the ruling BJP and the party will be ahead in more than 130 seats". He further mentioned that people should vote for BJP and should take note of the development which has been done under his tenure. (ANI)
Former CM Jagadish Shettar to quit BJP today
After a series of meetings with BJP's top leaders, senior leader and former CM Jagadish Shettar announced that he will quit the BJP on Sunday. On Saturday, he met cheif minister Basavaraj Bommai along with union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Dharmendra Pradhan and held a series of meeting regarding his ticket. On Saturdy, he also told that he is not in touch with any party and will reveal the future course of action.