Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Siddaramaiah said that the Congress President was happy with the progress of the party in the state, adding that all promises made by the government in 2013 have been successfully fulfilled.

He also denied that there was an anti-incumbency factor for the Congress and said the party would retain power in the southern state by winning the polls with a "comfortable majority". "(Prime Minister) Narendra Modi may also raise the same issue because they have no issues there".

The BJP, which is trying to expand its base in the Congress bastion of Chikkaballapura, was left embarrassed on Friday when its local leaders organised a dance show to attract crowds to the public rally of their state chief B.S. Yeddyurappa, who led the Parivarthana Yatra into Bagepalli later in the day. He said the Congress would win a comfortable majority in the assembly polls due in a few months.

"Rahul Gandhi is very happy with the functioning of the government".

Even the Hindutva issue raised by BJP president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were not a matter of concern for the Congress, he claimed. What they (BJP) are preaching is not Hindutva.

Less than 24 hours after a complaint was filed by the BJP against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC Working President with the Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru, the BJP led by MP Shobha Karandlaje and other senior leaders protested at the Mysore Bank Circle courting arrest. "Being a Hindu myself, I follow it with humanity", Siddaramaiah said. "BJP, RSS and Bajarang Dal also have terrorists within", he had said, triggering a war of words between the ruling Congress and the saffron party ahead of the upcoming assembly polls.