Mysuru: BJP Leader and Former Union Minister D. V. Sadananda.Gowda on Wednesday June 1 opined that his party is fighting elections without proper opponents. “Given the present scenario, we are without opponents.”
Canvassing for the party candidate in the South Graduates’ Constituency
for the State Legislative Council, he said that there is unprecedented support for the BJP. We are comfortably placed in Mandya for the overwhelming support from the people.
He said that elections to the Rajya Sabha used to be a one-sided affair as JDS and Congress used to select people with money. But now the situation has changed. “We want to give chance to everyone. We are taking feedback from people before selecting our candidates. Our candidate M. V. Ravishankar is known for his good work though he is not after publicity. Our victory is imminent.”
On Congress Leader and Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah versus RSS tug-of-war, Gowda said that the Siddaramaiah doesn’t discuss anything worthwhile. “Congress is worried that its candidates are going to lose
in the Council polls. No wonder Siddaramaiah is making baseless
allegations. His cold war with Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D. K. Shivakumar is no secret.
The Senior BJP Leader said, “Congress is losing its identity in the country. Many of its seasoned leaders have quit at the national level. It is no different in Karnataka. It is better not to respond to what Siddaramaiah tweets. The less we talk the better.”
On making changes in
textbooks, Gowda said, “If there are mistakes, we want to correct them. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has made it very clear. Opposition leaders should do constructive criticism.”
Mysuru – Kodagu Member of Parliament Prathap Simha, Chamaraja Constituency MLA L. Nagendra, BJP City President T. S. Srivatsa and others were present