'Cong's bypoll win can be best antidote to BJP'

United they stand: KPCC President G Parameshwara greets AICC secretary Madhusudhan Mistry at a meeting in Bangalore on Monday. Congress leaders M V Rajashekaran, Sanjay Nirupam, B K Hariprasad and R V Deshpande look on. dh photo

Speaking at a meeting of senior leaders of the party, convened to chalk out strategies for the bypolls, he said the ruling BJP was of the view that it could win the byelections using money power. “The Congress will disprove it. Besides, the party will keep an eye on the flow of money in the bypolls,” he said.

He also gave a piece of advice to the State party leaders: “Elections cannot be won only by criticising and submitting reports. Victory can be achieved only when there is unity. If the party is defeated, we are responsible and nobody else.”

Another AICC General Secretary B K Hari Prasad said the party leaders and workers should work aggressively to defeat the BJP’s communal agenda. It is the responsibility of the Congress to protect the weaker sections of the society, he said.

AICC Karnataka in-charge Sanjay Nirupam said it would not be difficult to defeat the BJP, if 23 MLAs and four MLCs of the party took charge in each of the three constituencies in the bypolls.

KPCC President G Parameshwara said the State had never seen such bad governance.

The party leaders and workers should shun all differences and work unitedly to ensure the party’s victory, he added.

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