Days of Cong rule in state numbered: Ananth Kumar

Yeddyurappa deserves doctorate for poll code violations: CM

National parties BJP and Congress are going the whole hog by staging roadshows in the constituency to ensure their candidate cross the line.

On Sunday,  a host of Congress leaders including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, minister Roshan Baig and MP Dhruvanarayan, stepped up their campaign for bypolls to Nanjangud Assembly constituency. The who’s who of BJP state unit canvassed for their party candidate Srinivas Prasad in the town and in rural areas.

 Addressing voters, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said, “Congress party rule will come to an end in the state in a few days and the results of the bypoll will have an impact on Assembly elections to be held in 2018.”

BJP leaders including State unit president B S Yeddyurappa, Union ministers Ananth Kumar and D V Sadananda Gowda participated in a roadshow and urged voters to support veteran Dalit leader V Srinivas Prasad.

‘Suicide Bhagya’

Former chief minister Jagadish Shettar said that Siddaramaiah had failed to develop his own constituency. He also criticised Siddaramaiah for addressing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in singular term and said it shows his arrogance. “Congress government provided only ‘Suicide Bhagya’ to farmers,” he said.

Former chief minister S M Krishna, who joined BJP recently, is expected to take part in the election campaign from Monday.

‘Violations galore’

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that his party has urged JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda to extend support to Congress candidate Kalale Keshavamurthy for the upcoming by-elections.

Siddaramaiah, along with his cabinet colleagues, took out a roadshow in the rural areas of the constituency. He said that, “A doctorate should be instituted on Yeddyurappa for violations of poll conduct. BJP leaders are making false allegations against Congress.”

Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan and minister Roshan Baig also accompanied Siddaramaiah.

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