Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who had declared that that he would inaugurate the Dasara festivities as CM next year too, on Tuesday made a turnaround saying, "I only said our government will come to power again and we"ll be holding Dasara again. What is wrong in that?," he asked.
Reacting to a query by mediapersons at Mysuru airport on Tuesday on the critical reactions to his statement from many Congress leaders, he said, "The Congress high command has already said our party will face the 2018 assembly elections under my leadership. Even KPCC President Dr G Parameshwar has endorsed it and has even written a letter to the high command reiterating this. I am not asking anyone to dream and remain in a world of illusions. But our work has benefited people and they are satisfied with it. I am confident that we will win again. Mr Yeddyurappa started chanting ‘Mission 150’ much before the Nanjangud, Gundlupet by-elections but what happened?" He questioned.
On former Union finance minister Yeshwant Sinha's criticism of the decline in the economy, he said, "They (BJP) can't attract people emotionally for long. The truth has come out. Several leaders including BJP MP, Subramaniam Swamy have spoken out. And even former CM S.M. Krishna has of late realised after going there (to the BJP) that Mr Modi has failed to realise his far sighted vision. The illusion created about Mr Modi is slowly vanishing. And people of the country are now aspiring for change. No matter what ‘circus’ they do and how much of Mann Ki Baath they speak, the BJP cannot come to power again in 2019," Mr Siddaramaiah asserted.