BENGALURU: Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly election, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar said the BJP is contesting polls in PM Narendra Modi’s name and the party does not have big state leaders. He also questioned whether PM Modi run the state in future.
He told ANI, “Amit Shah said PM Modi will be the face of the election. That means there won’t be any state leadership. Will PM Modi run the state? We want a leader in the state and Congress will provide collective leadership”.
Shivakumar said, “The BJP does not have an agenda of development, they spread hatred. That’s why Rahul Gandhi is undertaking Bharat Jodo Yatra and uniting India. As a party, Congress has the agenda of economic development. We want to empower common people by improving their economic status”.
Th BJP national president J P Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Karnataka on January 5 and 6. Amit Shah was in Bengaluru and Mandya on a two-day visit just last week. Shah’s visit is significant as the upcoming 2023 elections will mainly be fought in the Old Mysuru region, where the Congress and JD(S) are traditional rivals. The BJP hopes to put up a strong fight in the region. (ANI)