B S Yeddyurappa has accepted Siddaramaiah’s challenge for an open debate. Yeddyurappa said that Siddaramaiah should use his Hublot watch to decide on the time for the debate.
Putting aside all speculations to rest, Siddaramaiah has said that he would be the chief minister again, if the Congress comes to power in Karnataka. He said that the Congress would come back to power and he would be the CM as he is the captain of the team.
The battle at Chamundeshwari is getting dirty. The JD(S) is hell bent upon defeating Siddaramaiah and to take him they have fielded G T Deve Gowda who is the sitting MLA. Things took a turn for the worse when a group of JD(S) workers allegedly attacked four workers of the rival party at Naganahalli.
A Modi wave is what the BJP is hoping for to win the Karnataka assembly elections. Going by recent pre-poll surveys the margin in terms of popularity between Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa is not very wide. For the BJP to make that extra push, it is relying very heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is campaigning in the state.
Yogi Adityanath drew a parallel between the law and order situation in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, the state of which he is the Chief Minister. The law and order in UP is very much under control, but it has collapsed in Karnataka, he said.
With Siddaramaiah touring the state extensively for the Karnataka election campaign, his son, Dr Yathindra has decided to pitch in. Siddaramaiah who is contesting from the Chamundeshwari assembly constituency has been hard pressed for time.
The Congress led by Siddaramaiah has made the election about Kannada pride. This was clearly an attempt to put the BJP on the back-foot by dubbing it as a Hindi party.
There is a possibility that I may become the chief minister of Karnataka again as the elections are being held under my leadership, Siddaramaiah said. Speaking at Vijaypura, he said he could not say that only he could become the CM if the Congress comes to power in the state.
B S Yeddyurappa has said that the party will win 10 to 15 seats with the help of Janardhan Reddy. He told reporters that the BJP president Amit Shah had told them that they could seek the help of anyone if it is beneficial to the party.