K’taka Cong a ‘game-changer’; Amit Shah not good strategist: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Amid conflicting reports about his victory prospects, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah exuded confidence ahead of the May 12 Karnataka elections, stating that the Congress party is a "game-changer".

"Not me, our programs are the gamechanger, I am just a symbolic head of the Govt. People are happy with us, we have fulfilled promises," the chief minister said.

Dismissing BJP's strategies to win the polls as useless, Siddaramaiah said, "Amit Shah is not at all a good strategist, what strategy has he got in Karnataka? Except for communal clashes nothing else."

Earlier in April, Siddaramaiah had said that he would win the coming Assembly election in Chamundeshwari in spite of state JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy and BJP state president  BS Yeddyurappa reportedly coming together to defeat him. 

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The Chief Minister who had won the 2013 Assembly polls from Varuna in Mysuru, has shifted to Chamundeshwari this time vacating Varuna for his son and poll debutant Dr Yatindra.

Earlier on Tuesday, the BJP decided to field Ballari MP B Sriramulu against Siddaramaiah at Badami constituency in North Karnataka for the Assembly elections.

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The development came after Siddaramaiah announced that he will be contesting from a second seat in Badami, along with Chamundeshwari, from where has won five times since 1983.

It was reportedly said that Siddaramaiah, who is going to face a tough battle in Chamundeshwari, had asked the Congress for a safe seat as a 'backup'.

But with the BJP fielding Sriramulu from there, the Chief Minister has been forced into another high-stakes battle.

However, Siddaramaiah expressed his faith in the voters and said that he was least bothered as to who will contest against him.


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