Why Rahul Gandhi is shying away from poll bound Karnataka

Rahul Gandhi
Bangalore, April 13: Election activities are going on at a full-swing in poll bound Karnataka. Karnataka Assembly Elections 2013 are slated on May 5.

But, Congress party workers are disappointed, as no leaders of national stature are showing interest in visiting the state to campaign for candidates. Till now, only local leaders are running the show.

Moreover, the absence of newly appointed vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi from Karnataka has broken the hearts of many of the party workers.

Why Rahul is shying away from visiting Karnataka? Moreover, Rahul's absence from the state especially when chances of Congress look bright against a crumbling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is something beyond the imagination of party workers.

Congress vice-president will campaign for just two or three days. Sonia Gandhi too will address only four meetings during her two visits to the southern state.

A senior Congress leader from Karnataka said Rahul don't want to make aggressive campaign in the state to avoid shifting the elections to national issues, which is likely to happen if it is made Rahul-centric.

"We want to fight elections on local issues. We are confident to win elections, as people are tired of corrupt reign of BJP," added the Congress leader.

But, a BJP leader countered the logic provided by Congress leader.

"Rahul is scared to come to Karnataka. Congress party knows Rahul cannot attract voters in the state," said the BJP leader.

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