Opposition leader Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress will sail through in the ensuing general elections with 120 to 130 seats to form the government.
Siddaramaiah claimed that four surveys conducted by the party and by himself through a private agency had revealed that the party would cross the magic figure of 113 seats to form the government on its own.
The Congress leader, also a front runner for the top post in the government, said the JD(S) would not be able to retain 28 seats and the BJP would be thrashed in the polls as it was split into four groups — the KJP, BSR Congress and factions led by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and K S Eshwarappa.
He said the JD(S) was restricted to four or five districts in the state and it would be confined as a sub-regional party. The surveys had revealed that the working class, women, officials and farmers were fed up with corruption, unstable government, under-development, rise of fascist forces and moral policing, he said. His interactions had revealed that even the IT professionals who supported the BJP earlier were fed up with the party and wanted to support the Congress, he added.