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Karnataka Congress readies for early Lok Sabha polls

Senior Congress leaders on Saturday asked their party members to start preparing for the Lok Sabha election, which according to them, is likely be held this December.“

Published: 22nd July 2018 02:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2018 02:30 AM   |  A+A-

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah | EPS

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah | EPS

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Senior Congress leaders on Saturday asked their party members to start preparing for the Lok Sabha election, which according to them, is likely be held this December.“We have information that the Centre is advancing Lok Sabha polls and the elections will be held in December. A notification is likely to be issued in October,” Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao told mediapersons after a strategy session with his party district unit heads. 

The BJP leadership is worried about opposition unity and they know if the elections are held next year they will not be able to win many seats in north Indian states like they did in 2014 elections, Rao said. He expressed confidence that the next government at the Centre will be “non-BJP”.

Rao, who recently took over as president of the state unit, said they have already started the work to strengthen the party at block level and will soon revamp the party at all levels including state, district and block units. “We have asked for reports on functioning of district and block units by August 15. After getting the reports, necessary changes will be made,” he said.

Party leaders, including Rao, CWC member Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM G Parameshwara and AICC general secretary-in-charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal will hold meetings with leaders from all 28 Lok Sabha segments for three days from August 3.During Saturday’s strategy meeting, various issues related to party’s preparations for the local body and Lok Sabha elections were discussed. “In the assembly polls,  BJP portrayed Congress as anti-Hindu and also against a particular community. We have to fight this,” Rao said.



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