April 24, 2024


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All party leaders to work in tandem in Kolar: DCM

Bengaluru, March 28: Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar on Wednesday said that there was no scope for individuality and all the party leaders would work towards victory in Kolar.

Speaking to reporters at his Sadashivanagar residence here, he said, “There is pressure from candidates for the ticket in Kolar. It will be discussed in a meeting with the Chief minister. No one will resign from the Party over this.”

Suresh work for the people every day:
Replying to a query on preparations for elections in Bengaluru Rural parliamentary constituency, he said, “It is not about election work, Suresh has been in the service of the constituency every single day. During Covid, the Union government did not even allow the body of Union Minister Suresh Angadi to be brought to his native. On the other hand, D K Suresh purchased fruits and vegetables from farmers and distributed it to the people of the constituency. He gave medical kits to people. He even conducted last rites of the victims wearing a PPT kit.”

“When political leaders were scared of stepping out, Suresh visited hospitals in a PPE kit and enquired about the health of patients. It is all history now but he has risked his life to serve the people. He works like a Panchayat member every single day. He doesn’t have to make special preparations during elections. We have people and party workers on our side,” he added.

Electoral fight with Devegowda family not new:
Asked about taking on BJP and JDS in Bengaluru Rural constituency, he said, “We have fought many elections against the Devegowda family. We have got a woman elected against Devegowda. I have faced Kumaraswamy in an election. Suresh had won an election against the Anita Kumaraswamy, who was the joint candidate of BJP and JDS. We defeated Anita Kumaraswamy by a huge margin even when I was not a minister in the previous Siddaramaiah government. People have been supporting us ever since.”

Nervous BJP replacing sitting MLAs:
Replying to a query on BJP fielding Govind Karjol from Chitradurga, he said, “Let them field anyone, we have fielded Chandrappa. BJP has refused tickets to sitting MPs and ministers and it clearly shows that BJP has weakened in the State.

Asked about star campaigners from Congress, he said, “AICC President is from Karnataka itself. We have requested Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to visit Karnataka. Considering they have to travel across the country for the campaign, we can’t expect too many days in Karnataka.”

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