BANGALORE: Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah exuded confidence at the Congress candidate’s prospects in the upcoming byelection to Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary constituency.
The anti-incumbency factor against the malgovernance of the BJP has placed us in a favorable situation, he told Express here on Monday. Siddaramaiah, who was on a tour in Udupi district for electoral campaign, said that he felt the “strong anti-BJP wind in the constituency”.
He added that the JD(S) has fielded its candidate after arriving at a tacit understanding with the BJP. “This has been done only to divide the secular vote and help the BJP. This strategy will fail as voters are wise,” he said.
He added that opportunism of the JD(S) was reflective in the fact that earlier it helped B Sriramulu by not fielding a candidate.
Siddaramaiah termed his recent meeting with Governor H R Bhardwaj as a courtesy call, stressing that no political significance ought to be attached to it.
He added that he would participate in another round of campaign for the polls.