Bengaluru: Scotching reports of infighting in the state unit of Congress, KPCC president, Dinesh Gundurao, on Friday charged BJP leaders with targeting former chief minister Siddaramaiah as being the lone ranger as these leaders had precious little to highlight about the state government's performance.
Mr Rao told the media here all leaders are on the field and co-operating with Mr Siddaramaiah. “Who said Mr Siddaramaiah is alone? Tomorrow, Mr Veerappa Moily and myself are going to Chikkaballapura. Former DCM Dr G. Parameshwar and few of us will campaign in Bengaluru later, while former minister D.K. Shivakumar has also communicated that he will join after November 24. So, where is the question Mr Siddaramaiah being alone in our party?” he queried.
He said his party leaders would jointly cover all constituencies scheduled to go to polls on December 5. "Campaign meetings will begin only from tomorrow. At some places in Mysuru, Mr Siddaramaiah has started campaigning. This might have prompted BJP leaders to speak in that manner,” he added.
Mr Rao spoke of the possibility of fresh political developments after December 5 bypolls while rubbishing reports of internal differences and non-co-operation on the part of leaders. “The main issue in this election (bypolls) is this government was formed illegally, and the BJP which was trying to save it, will be snubbed by the electorate,” Mr Rao added.
Mr Gundurao said AICC general secretary K.C. Venugopal would arrive in Bengaluru on Saturday to take stock of the situation ahead of next month's by-elections. Sources in the party said the leader would chair a meeting with party observers deputed by AICC for all 15 Assembly constituencies....