Siddu refutes Modi role behind Cong debacle

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Sunday, denied that BJP prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had a role to play behind the Congress debacle in the Assembly elections in four states, the results of which were announced during the day.

Speaking to media, on his arrival at Hotel Lalitha Mahal Palace helipad in the city, Siddaramaiah maintained that it was anti-incumbency factor against the three-time Congress government in New Delhi that brought down the Sheila Dixit-led party from power. In other States like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, it was purely the State issues that cantered the BJP to victory, giving an edge over Congress.

Siddaramaiah also refuted that the results will sum the opinion against the Congress with the Lok Sabha elections due in May next.

When asked whether All India Congress Committee (AICC) Vice-President Rahul Gandhi too failed to ensure victory, Siddaramaiah said, “All are accountable for the results as the party has won and lost many elections in the past too”.

Man-animal conflict

When his attention was drawn towards the frequent wild animal attacks in the district, one of which also claimed three lives in the recent past, Siddaramaiah said, he is seized of the matter and has been pondering over it.

“I have directed the officials to find a permanent solution for the menace,” he said.
On the much awaited appointment to boards and corporations, Siddaramaiah said, the process is underway.

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