Raising political heat, just months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will kick-start his party’s campaign for the elections from February 10.
This was announced by the Karnataka PCC Chief G. Parameshwara after a meeting with the Congress President here.
Speaking after the Congress president’s meeting, where senior party leaders from the state were present, Dr. G. Parameshwara said Mr Gandhi will visit the state from February 10-12 for the first leg of the election campaign for Karnataka.
As part of his campaign, Mr Gandhi will address meetings and interact with various groups of intellectuals, farmers, women and students, he said.
The Congress President had called for the meeting of senior leaders of the party from Karanataka, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, PCC working president Dinesh Gundu Rao, party in-charge of Karnataka KC Venugopal, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, former union ministers Veerappa Moily, KH Muniappa and Oscar Fernandes in the wake of the high voltage campaign already started by the the BJP for the assembly polls.
Also, the meeting was held in the wake of a charged atmosphere in the state after Mr Siddaramaiah had a bitter war of words with BJP chief Amit Shah as well as UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the issue of Hindutva.
Talking to the media persons, Mr Siddaramaih said,’Mr Gandhi was very happy to know that there is no anti-incumbency against the Congress government in Karnataka. ‘
He also claimed that all promises made to people of the state by the Congress during the last assembly polls have been completed