Belagavi: Congress young leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will set a new tone to the ongoing Congress party campaign in the state as she is expected to join the campaign shortly. If Chief Minister Siddarmaiah is to be believed, pressure was being exerted by legislators in the state to rope in Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the campaign in the state.The CM admitted in Belagavi that efforts were on to get Priyanka for the campaign. The party’s campaign would touch a new peak once the grand daughter of former PM Indira Gandhi hits the campaign here. As to where all Priyanka will be campaigning in the state is yet to be decided by the party as none from the Congress disclosed about her plans. However, sources in the party said, the course of party’s campaign will take a new shape once Priyanka heads to the poll-bound state of Karnataka.
Calling JDS as BJP’s `B’ team, the CM alleged that JDS state president H D Kumaraswamy and BJP National President Amit Shah travelled together in the same aircraft to New Delhi recently and said, he would release the proof of their travel together at the right time. Stating that people of the state would never support the association of BJP with Reddy brothers of Bellary, he said the teaming up of looters in the state politics would never be accepted by the voters. The BJP would never come to power in the state, he asserted.
Terming BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa as a tainted leader, the CM said, the latter never spoke truth in his entire life. “Even at the age of 75, Yeddyurappa is unaware of what actually is a parliamentary language. I can speak more worse that what Yeddyurappa can but I would not do so,” said CM.