Karnataka Assembly election: Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami


Talking about the Congress's electoral prospects, Kharge said, "We have got very good chances to win the elections and I hope that we will get majority".

Responding to this, the senior Congress leader alleged that such rumours were being constructed to deliberately create a rift in the party. "I want to thank BJP national president Amit Shah and state president BS Yeddyurappa for fielding me from here". Siddaramaiah, who filed his papers after having lunch at Chimankatti's residence, has tried his best to bring both factions together.

The BJP, which swept the northeastern belt recently, is eyeing on to comeback to power in the southern state. Opinion polls have so far forecast a close fight between the two parties and the BJP believes that Modi's whirlwind campaign in the final days before the polls can tilt the scale in its favour.

P. Ravikumar Ganiga of the Congress filed nomination from Mandya after the party's sitting MLA and rebel star Ambareesh declined to contest though the party gave him the B-Form and tried to convince him in vain.

Among those who filed nominations on the last date are Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP's Lok Sabha member B. Sreeramulu from Badami in Bagalkot district.

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On this, JDS president Kumaraswamy reminded congress that his party can't be ignored.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa for calling Congress a party of dynastic politics as he questioned the credentials of the saffron party to make the attack. When Yeddyurappa, Muralidhar Rao and Prakash Javadekar came out of the Hotel, party workers mobbed them and pleaded that Vijayendra be made the candidate for Varuna as his candidature will send positive vibes across Mysuru and Chamarajanagar.

"Undeterred by the conspiracy to protect the Bellary Gang and put a lid on the illegal iron-ore mining scam", our government has shown the courage of conviction to prosecute and punish the looters of precious natural resources of Karnataka", added the party official.

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The ruling Congress fielded 15 women, the BJP 16 and the JD-S 12. "The election in this state is akin to the battle of Mahabharata, between the Pandavas and the Kauravas".