Karnataka polls will be secularism vs communalism contest: CM Siddaramaiah at Congress plenary session

Siddaramaiah said the poll results will work as a "stepping stone" for the 2019 general elections.

Published: 17th March 2018 03:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2018 03:34 PM   |  A+A-

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (File | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the state Assembly elections will see a "secularism versus communalism" contest and the Congress will emerge victorious.

He also said the poll results will work as a "stepping stone" for the 2019 general elections.

The chief minister was speaking at the Congress' plenary session here ahead of the Karnataka polls, the dates for which are yet to be announced.

"No one can stop Rahul Gandhi (Congress president) from becoming the country's prime minister after the next general polls," Siddaramaiah said.

"It is going to be a secularism versus communalism contest (in Karnataka).

The Congress is confident that under Rahul ji's leadership, we will come back to power with a thumping majority in Karnataka.

"It will be a big boost and work as a stepping stone for the coming Parliamentary elections," he said.

The greater part of Siddaramaiah's speech was on the welfare programmes undertaken in Karnataka.

Campaign for the upcoming Karnataka election is already underway with national leaders of the Congress and BJP canvassing in the state.

The H D Deve Gowda-led JD(S) is the other major party contesting the elections.



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