Mysuru: Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday November 27 that his party will not have tie-up with any party in the ensuing Legislative Council elections.
Speaking to mediapersons after releasing Poura Bandhu book at Mysuru University he said, there is no question of an alliance. “I have advised my supporters to opt for single-vote. As we all know, BJP and JD (S) have an understanding. In most of the elections, they have a clear understanding.”
Siddaramaiah said, “BJP has fielded Lakhan Jarkiholi from Belagavi to create confusion. In Madikeri, there is a straight fight between Congress and BJP. Last time, we lost marginally and this time, we are trying our best. BJP leader is not joining Congress and if he wants, we are not ready to take him.”
On the corruption charges against the State Government, the Congress leader said, “They don’t deserve to be in power. We have met the Governor and submitted a memorandum to sack the government.”
Reacting to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s charge that there is no clarity in the allegation, Siddaramaiah said, “If that is the case, why has the Chief Secretary been advised to probe the case.”
Earlier, Siddaramaiah released a book called ‘Poura Bandhu’ at the Senate Bhavan of the University of Mysore. UoM Vice-Chancellor Dr. G. Hemanth Kumar and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Working President R. Dhruvanarayan were present.