Assembly elections crucial for Congress: Krishna

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Bangalore, Apr 9 (UNI) Exhorting the party workers to work together in the coming assembly elections, former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader S M Krishna today opined that the polls were crucial for the Congress party.

Calling upon the party workers to give up any differences, he said the performance of the party was very crucial.

He claimed that Congress was the only party which can provide a stable government, good governance and impetus for all-round development of the state and the country.

Mr Krishna also urged party workers to ensure that Congress returns to power in the state.

Recalling his contribution during his tenure as Chief Minister to IT and biotechnology sector to take roots in the state which ultimately made Bangalore gain global attention, Mr Krishna said the country's earning from Corporate sector has increased to Rs 30,000 crores from a mere Rs 3000 crore a few years back.

''Now our attention will be to provide impetus to rural sector by building necessary infrastructure and help farming sector,'' he said.

Mr Krishna also called upon the Mandya district party workers to work for the success of the April 15 state level Women's Convention of the party.

He said the party will also organise state level 'Farmers Rally' at Davanagere, 'Social Justice rally' at Kolar, followed by minorities and Dalits convention at Gulbarga.

While a majority of the prominent leaders from Mandya district attended the meeting, Congress MP and Union Minister Ambarish were conspicuously absent.

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