SMK hogs the limelight


Union Minister S M Krishna campaigning for Congress candidate Priya Krishna in Govindrajnagar constituency on Wednesday. DH photo

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna was here to campaign for the party candidate Priya Krishna. But it turned to be a welcome programme for the Union minister.

It was a jubilant and noisy Congress party welcome to SMK who arrived with a fleet of vehicles to campaign for the party candidate.

With street performance defaming the BJP candidate ‘X’ and branding him as a ‘turncoat’ who recently joined the ‘Lotus’ and boisterous slogans favouring the Congress, the party went all out to woo the voters in the Nagarbhavi, Jananbharathi and Agrahara Dasarhalli vicinity.

As Krishna arrived, the large crowd which had gathered to canvas for Priya Krishna, pushed and pulled to get a glimpse of their senior leader.

To thunderous applause for every word spoken by Krishna and chanting of leaders names, the Congress party workers blocked traffic for nearly 20 minutes at the Nagarbhavi circle. So much so, ambulances had to turn and weave their way through the sea of people and party supporters. While the rest of the vehicles awaited their turn to escape the crowd. Through the narrow bylanes of Nagarbhavi, the Congress candidate along with Krishna and Janardhan Poojari, who accompanied the entourage at a later stage, tried to woo voters standing on rooftops and sidewalks.

Speaking to the media, Krishna alleged that the development seen by Karnataka under the Congress has now been negated by the current regime. Reacting to statements of the State’s inaction in the drought situation, he said that the government should have the urge and sense to react. “The government should have the passion and provide relief to people,” he said.

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