Gulbarga, Dec 18: Congress leaders in Karnataka have expressed confidence that party will rode back to power in Karnataka after rejecting both opportunist Janata Dal(S) and communal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by the people in the coming assembly elections.
Addressing a largely attended public meeting organised as a part of party's statewide programme 'Janandholana' here today Congress leaders including KPCC president Mallikarjuna Kharge and Former Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh appealed people to give clear mandate in favor of Congress. Pledging to bring back the past glory to Congress in Karnataka the Congress leaders have accused that the previous JD(S) led coalition government in the state have adopted anti-people policies and was against development.
Ridiculing the BJP's claim that it has earned the sympathy of the people after treacherous act of JD(S) which had resulted in the fall of the government former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh, said that "instead of sympathy the BJP had earned wrath of the people by joining hands with JD(S) which had ditched Congress earlier".
KPCC president Mallikarjuna Kharge, in his address has promised that if Congress comes to power government will implement the recommendations of the Nanjundappa Committee report on removing regional imbalance in the state. "Congress will also take lead to convince center to confer special status by amending article 371 of the Constitution" he said.
Senior congress leaders including former ministers Roshan Baig, Dr Malak Reddy, D K Shivakumar, Quamarul Islam and district Congress Committee president Allama Prabhu Patil were also present.