Congress launches 'Janandholana'

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Bangalore, Dec 7 (UNI) Mid-term elections to the Karnataka Assembly are expected to be held in the last week of April next year and not earlier, Pradesh Congress Committee President Mallikarjuna Kharge said here today.

Speaking to the mediapersons prior to launching the second-leg of 'Janandolana' to highlight the ''misdeeds'' of the previous JD(S)-BJP Coalition Government, he said the party had geared up for elections and was confident of winning a majority.

Accusing the JD(S) and the BJP for their utter failure to provide good governance and complete the full term, he said his party would explain threadbare to the people of the state who was responsible for imposing the mid-term elections.

Both the JD(S) and the BJP had worked against the interests of the poor and the farm community while in power and all developmental works in the state were hit due to infighting within the government.

The 'Janandolana Yatra' would be taken to all the district headquarters in the first phase where senior leaders of the party would address public meetings.

''Similar yatras will also be held at all taluk level in the second phase,'' he said.

On the reported re-entry of Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna to state politics, Mr Kharge said, ''Anybody who can make contribution for strengthening the party organisation in the state are welcome.'' Former Chief Minister and Opposition Leader in the Karnataka Assembly N Dharam Singh expressed confidence the people would bless the Congress with a majority this time as both JD(S) and the BJP had failed to provide good governance.

All developmental works, including those in irrigation, power generation and housing, were severely hit due to the negligence of the coalition government, he added.


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