Anti-party activities will cost dear: MP

MP H Vishwanath addressing an election rally on behalf of Congress-JD(S) candidate T John in Madikeri on Saturday.

Addressing an election rally on behalf of the Congress-JD(S) candidate T John for the forthcoming Council polls at Community Hall here on Saturday, he appealed all the partymen to abide by the principles and ideologies of the party.

“We should do an attempt to put an end to the money and muscle power in Karnataka politics by winning the election. This may not be difficult if the Congress and JD(S) workers join hand-in-hand. But our candidates have failed in the past due to the anti-party activities of our own people. This should not repeat,” he said.

The leaders and workers who involve in anti-party activities need to be kept out, he added.

The Congress and JD(S) have formed an alliance as per the decision of the party heads with an intention of uniting the secular forces and defeating the communal powers. Each should take the responsibility of getting the votes from 98 Gram Panchayats in the district, the MP appealed.

Gram Panchayat members form 90 per cent of the electorate of the Legislative Council polls. Though the GP members have entered the Panchayat under none of the party symbols, they have identified themselves with one or other political party. The Congress workers should convince them regarding the contributions of the Congress party towards strengthening the Panchayat system, Vishwanath suggested.

Candidate T John said the BJP government would collapse by March-April due to the internal strife of the party.

“We  have lost the elections twice. But the victory of H Vishwanath as the MP and the Congress coming to power at the Centre has given a lot of strength. People have understood that the BJP that led to conflicts in the name of caste and religion would not help them anymore,” he said.

District Congress President Veena Achaiah, KPCC member T P Ramesh and others were present on the occasion.

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