29 March, 2023 | Pragati Singh
The people of Karnataka are fed up with the 40 percent government, BJP playing the caste politics, and unemployment is at its highest.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai expressed confidence in winning the state Assembly elections on May 10 and stated that the BJP is an “ever-ready party” that is prepared for the elections. The schedule for the Karnataka Assembly elections was announced today by the Election Commission of India. According to the Chief Election Commissioner, voting will take place on May 10 and vote counting will take place on May 13. Speaking to reporters after the dates were announced, Bommai stated that the party will return to power based on the work it has done for the public.
“The ECI has declared the election dates. Election Commission has announced the dates. Polls will take place on 10th May & results will be announced on 13th May. BJP is an ever-ready party with strong organisation and we are prepared for the polls. We have done a lot of Abhiyan (campaigns) where the response of the people was tremendous. The double-engine government has done a good job in terms of infrastructure and others. People cutting across all sections have shown a great deal of support. I am sure that on May 13, BJP will get an absolute majority,” he said.
Pralhad Joshi, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister, stated that the BJP is prepared for the elections.
“DK Shivakumar (Karnataka Congress President) is following big Congress leaders when it comes to corruption. BJP is ready for Karnataka elections and BJP will form a government with absolute majority once again in the state,” he said.
Meanwhile, Congress expressed confidence that the party would win the election.
Chittapur MLA Priyank Kharge stated that party presidents Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi want the party to secure 150 seats in the state.
“We are winning this election. The people of Karnataka are fed up with the 40 percent government, BJP playing the caste politics, and unemployment is at its highest. This time it is going to be Congress all the way. Kharge ji and Rahul ji want 150 seats delivered from Karnataka. The chief minister will be decided by the party high command later,” he said.
BK Hariprasad, a Congress leader, and member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, called the BJP the “mother of corruption” in the country.
“We’re ahead of BJP in the state as we started our election campaign exercise 3 years ago after DK Shivakumar took over as the party’s state president. The exercise to select election candidates has been underway for the past 6 months. The party’s screening committee will finalise everything soon,” he said.
“BJP is the mother of corruption in the country. It does not believe in development programs but in the purchasing of MLAs,” Hariprasad added.