Karnataka poll capsule

Roshan Baig

KPCC leaders seek to woo Telugu people

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Monday wooed Telugu speakers living in Bengaluru.

At an interactive session, Telugu-speaking Congress leaders M R Seetharam, K C Ramamurthy among others were present.

Minster for Urban Development R Roshan Baig claimed that his family spoke Telugu at home.

“Half of my family follows N T Ramarao and the other half follows Akkineni Nageswara Rao,” Baig said. Ramamurthy said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was the only one who dared to install the statue of Karnataka’s first chief minister K C Reddy.

 

Anna DMK to support Congress

Karnataka Anna DMK has decided to extend its support to the ruling Congress in the upcoming May 12 Assembly elections in the state.

Party state secretary K R Krishnaraju said he has directed the workers to strive towards the victory of the Congress candidates across the state.

 

Pre-poll survey gives Cong 118-128 seats

A new pre-poll survey by the Gurugram-based C fore has predicted a Congress victory in the May 12 Assembly elections.

According to the survey, the Congress is expected to win 118-128 seats, while the BJP will get 63-73 and the JD(S) 29-36.

The pre-poll survey was conducted between April 20-30 with 6,247 voters interviewed from 61 Assembly constituencies.

 

EC orders removal of BJP banners

The BJP district unit has been instructed by the Election Commission to remove the party buntings and banners put across the MGM College grounds in Udupi.

The venue has been decorated for the scheduled programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the temple town on May 1.

Permission was given only to put up banners and buntings for two hours prior to and after the visit of the prime minister.

However, the BJP workers in the district went againt the directive and installed the banners on April 29. They were compelled to remove it following the electoral team’s instructions.

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