Congress says BJP-JD(S) pact for MLC polls doesn’t bother it

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Leaders claim Congress will win the polls

The Congress is not worried by any BJP-JD(S) alliance ahead of the legislative council elections, Youth Congress leaders said on Wednesday.

Surbhi Dwivedi, National Secretary of the Youth Congress, informed The Observer: “The JD(S) has fallen prey to it (BJP). No one has suffered because of it except the people, she said at an exhibition of Indira Gandhi’s pictures.

JD(S) president H.D. Deve Gowda met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 30. They reportedly discussed the elections to 25 council seats. The Congress and BJP are contesting 20 seats each, while the JD(S) is in the fray in six constituencies. 

Dwivedi said she is confident the Congress would win the coming council elections.

The Observer spoke with other Congress leaders as well. Ashik Gowda, state secretary of the Youth Congress, said: “I don’t think this will affect the Congress. The BJP hijacked MLAs and has formed a government.’’ People are dissatisfied with the government. 

“If BJP makes 10 different alliances, then also it won’t win.” Nothing good will emerge if the BJP forges an alliance with the JD(S).

Karnataka NSUI president Kirti Ganesh said students are not happy with the BJP government. “NEP and delayed scholarships have turned students against the ruling party,’’ he said.

The NSUI’s social media coordinator for Jewargi Suresh Biradar said: “The JD(S) has been a B team of the BJP. This is a compromise. It happens every year.’’ This will not affect the Congress’ position in the coming council elections.

KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar and other Congress members attended the inaugration of the photo gallery on November 30. About 500 people attended the event, The Observer was informed.

“It started at 3 p.m. and went on till 8,” said a security guard of Congress Bhavan.

Students of nearby schools were sent invitations, but in view of the Karnataka government’s advisory, they did not attend  the event. 

The photo gallery has been organized to celebrate the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi.


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