Mysuru: BJP Legislative Council Member H. Vishwanath is all set to join Congress again. The veteran politician of the Mysuru region played a vital role in the toppling of the Congress – JD (S) Coalition Government in 2019 has said that he will join the Congress either before or after the election.
After meeting with All India Congress Committee General Secretary Randeep Surjewala and KPCC President D. K. Shivakumar in a private hotel on Saturday January 28 told mediapersons that he has no anger with Sidaramaiah. “We have always been good personally. Siddaramaiah and I practiced law together. We were friends from the beginning and still are,” he added.
He said that there are some rift earlier between him and the party which is now cleared. “But again it is normal for brothers and sisters to fight at home. I was in the Congress party for 40 years, and I did not bother about anything. I used to say that no matter what party I was in, Congress was like my mother, neither I nor my children will contest in the next election. It is difficult to face elections today. He said real estate entrepreneurs entering politics and spending crores of rupees. Politics is not for common people,” he added.
“I was in JD (S) and it was just family politics. In all, 7 members of his family were Ministers in the Coalition Government. Everyone including H. D. Kumaraswamy was from the family. Even after coming to BJP, the governance system is not right. There has been corruption since Yediyurappa till now. So I am supporting Congress, he said and added that pro-people governance is very important.
“I support Congress rather than joining Congress. I don’t need to join a party. I am an independent person. Now, D. K. Shivakumar asked me to come and talk, and I came and talked to him. I am a long-time friend of D. K. Shivakumar.
All India Congress Committee Leader Ranadeep Surjewala shared his experience during the meeting.
Speaking to mediapersons Congress State In-Charge Surjewala had said that we are making all preparations for the victory of Congress in the State. CM Basavaraj Bommai’s Government has taken away job opportunities. It has robbed the youth of employment, he said and accused the Government of cheating the people of the state. Further, CM Basavaraj Bommai is anti-backwards and anti-minority. As BJP’s Governance’ in the State is failing, there is a conducive environment for Congress to win in the State. He said that Congress will come to power in the next few months.
KPCC President Shivakumar said that the people are coming on the palanquin of the Congress as they want the Congress to come. People’s support for Prajadhwani Yatra is strong. He expressed his confidence that people are making sound, and citizens are making the sound. People should remove the present Government in the State. They want good governance. This is possible only with Congress, he expressed.