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Cong, BJP involved in vote bank politics:HDK

Mangalore, Feb 2, 2013, DHNS

Many women take part in JD(S) womenís wing convention in Mílore

Coming down heavily against the Congress and the BJP for trying to infuse communal tension in the State, JD(S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said that both the parties are involved in vote bank politics by creating communal drifts.

Addressing the JD(S) women’s wing convention in the city on Saturday, the JD(S) leader mainly took a dig at the Congress for failing to efficiently play the role of opposition party and awakening from its deep slumber when the government has almost completed its term and the state is getting ready for the elections. “The Congress did not raise its voice as an apposition party when the BJP was indulged in corruption and anti-people policies. But with the election round the corner, it has woken up from its sleep and is organising padayatras,” he ridiculed.

The Congress leaders who are carrying out padayatras for communal harmony, are using communal issues for vote bank politics. Both the parties which had once colluded to make issue out of Idgah Maidan and Datta Peeta have now once again joined hands to make an issue out of Tipu Sulthan University. “No Muslim leader has so far formally requested the Central government to start an university on Tipu’s name. The Congress is trying to woo its voters by proposing to set up the university on Tipu Sulthan’s name, while the BJP too is appeasing its voters by opposing the proposal,” HDK flayed, suspecting a secret agreement between the two parties.

Later speaking to reporters, he ridiculed Congress leader Siddharamaiah for his statements of bringing the corruption of the BJP into light. “When he was in the JD(S), Siddharamaiah had assured of sending the Congress legislators involved in scams to jail, and now that he has joined the Congress and is talking of sending the BJP leaders into jail,” he said.

Reacting to the allegations made against him by Congress leader D K Shivakumar, of him joining hands with social activist S R Hiremath who is fighting for illegal mining scam, Kumaraswamy said that he did not know Hiremath personally and had only watched him on TV. †

The JD(S) leader also expressed confidence of winning at least 3 seats in the constituency.


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