Siddaramaiah for CM? Mallikarjun Kharge says Congress high command to decide

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 Here is why Siddaramaiah is contesting 2 seats

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

At the same time as the Congress can witness an increase in its tally by two seats, the BJP can have only one of the current 12 seats out of the 35 seats. Yeddyurappa is the BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate. "As the high command directed me to contest from north Karnataka, I'm contesting from here".

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa for calling Congress a party of dynastic politics as he questioned the credentials of the saffron party to make the attack.

The election campaign has gained impetus in Karnataka.

The party announced B Sreeramulu as its candidate from Badami constituency, against Siddaramaiah.

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He even claimed the Karnataka Congress does not want its national president to even visit the state for campaigning.

He further said that both the Congress and the BJP have only shown disrespect to the people here making Badami a hot-seat of "political gamble". After the BJP formed Government in the Himalayan State, massive reconstruction work started to make a "different and modern Kedarpuri" as per the intention of PM Modi who has made it a point to visit the temple located at an elevation of about 11000 feet in the lofty Garhwal Himalayas twice past year.

In addition, Mahantesh Gurupadappa Mamadapur the Janata Dal (Secular) candidate who lost by a small margin in 2013, has joined the BJP, giving it a boost in Badami.

The thing to notice here is that around 20% voters will vote in favour of JDS. BJP has recognised his decision to contest a second seat in Badami as a sign of weakness and fielded Bellary strongman B Sreeramulu to ensure a tough fight. This means that depending upon whom JDS supports, the party will form government in the state. This offer however was rejected by the Congress ruled State Government at that time. "The election in this state is akin to the battle of Mahabharata, between the Pandavas and the Kauravas".

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