Litterateurs bat for Congress

Litterateurs bat for Congress

Litterateurs bat for Congress

With Lok Sabha polls hotting up, writers from the city have taken a pledge to support the Congress, while terming BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as ‘Hitler’.

Writer S G Siddaramaiah and others launched a foot campaign supporting Congress candidate A H Vishwanath at Gandhi Square, here, on Friday. Siddaramaiah, speaking on the occasion said that it would be catastrophic if Modi were to emerge as the prime minister. “It has been a one man show so far. He is so autocratic that many countries have denied him a Visa for his Hitler like behaviour,” he alleged.

Denying that writers were volunteers or spokespersons of Congress, he clarified that through such campaigns they were trying to stop anti-social elements from coming to power. The BJP was a communal party. “Therefore we are supporting the ideals of Congress, which is the only party that has the power to curb the BJP,” he said.
‘Communal boy’

Flaying Mysore-Kodagu BJP candidate Prathapa Simha, Siddaramaiah called him a ‘Communal boy’. “He is sowing communal seeds in the society by his inflammatory writings. He has lot head-weight. People should think twice before voting for him,” he added.


Another writer K Marulasiddappa said that a country like India was known across the globe for its unilateral system, and, as per the Indian Constitution, each State had its own significant role to play in the democracy. However, BJP was focusing only on a single person - Modi, which was against the Constitution.

“The move of the BJP shows that it have no faith in other candidates. It is therefore demanding votes in the name Modi, across the country. It is a foolish thing do. One must ask to cast vote for candidate who is contesting from the respective constituency,” he said.

He said that Vishwanath had worked towards development throughout his term.“Let the voter decide who is an apt candidate. The outcome will be accepted positively,” he added.