Bangalore, Dec 7 (UNI) The mid-term elections to the Karnataka assembly is expected to be held in the last week of April next year and not earlier than that, Pradesh Congress Committee president Mallikarjuna Kharge said here today.
Speaking to newsmen before launching the second-leg of 'Janandolana' campaign to highlight the 'misdeeds' of the previous JD(S)-BJP coalition government, he said the party geared up to face elections and was confident of winning the majority.
Accusing that both JD(S) and BJP of utterly failing to give good governance and complete their full term, he said his party would explain threadbare 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 was hit because of infighting within the coalition government.
He said that 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. "Such 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 their contribution for strengthening the party organisation in the state are welcome".
Former Chief minister and opposition leader in the Karantaka assembly N Dharam Singh expressed confidence that people would bless Congress with majority this time as both JD(S) and BJP had failed to provide good governance.
All the developmental works including that of Irrigation, power generation and housing projects got severely hit due to the negligence of the coalition government, he accused.