Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that the visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had no impact on the voters as the Congress crossed the halfway mark in the early trends during the counting of votes for recently-held Karnataka Assembly elections.
“I had been saying let Narendra Modi or Amit Shah or J P Nadda come how many ever times they want to the state (but) that will have no impact on the voters of Karnataka because people are fed up with BJP, their corruption, maladministration and their anti-people politics,” the former Karnataka Chief Minister said.
“People were also not happy with the saffron party since it did no developmental work. People wanted change, and they have given their verdict accordingly,” he said.
He said that Congress will come to power on its own by winning over 120 seats in the 224-member Karnataka Legislative Assembly. “Congress party will win by getting over 120 seats, it is still the initial stage, more rounds of counting have to be completed. So Congress will come to power by getting over 120 seats on its own strength,” the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly told reporters.
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Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah is leading by over 16,000 votes in Varuna Constituency against his nearest rival and BJP candidate V Somanna.
He also said V Somanna will lose both in Varuna and in Chamarajanagara, the other seat from where the BJP candidate is contesting from, against Congress’ Puttarangashetty.
Siddaramaiah is one of the contenders for the CM post in Karnataka from Congress along with state unit chief DK Shivakumar and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Parameshwara.