Congress not averse to face elections: Dharam Singh

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Bangalore, Mar 5 (UNI) Stating that Congress was not averse to face the elections, senior party leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh today asserted that party has appealed the CEC to announce the date of elections only after removing large scale anomalies found in the electoral list.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said that the party leaders who had a lengthy discussion with the full bench of the CEC yesterday had submitted a memorandum to set right the anomalies in the electoral list which found to have omitted a large number of genuine voters belonged to minorities and SC and ST communities.

He said that the CEC members have assured to look into the Congress demand before taking a decision on holding the elections to the dissolved assembly.

Stating that as a national party, Congress never said no to the elections, Mr Singh expressed confidence that the party was well placed to go before the people and win the coming assembly elections.

Mr Singh said that central party leaders including State observer Prithviraj Chauhan had one-to-one meeting with former JD(S) leader M P Prakash during former's visit to the city. "The induction of Mr Prakash and his supporters would likely to take place shortly" he added.

Replying to questions, Mr Singh said that apart from M P Prakash, several other leaders from other parties have expressed their willingness to join Congress and in the first such exercise former Janata Dal legislator, Jayaprakash Hegde will join the party soon.

Replying to questions, Mr Singh said that the decision of former Karnataka Chief Minister and Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna to return to State politics will help the party which was gearing up to face the assembly elections. "Mr Krishna will vigorously involve in the election campaign which will take place under the leadership of KPCC president Mallikarjuna Kharge" he said.

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