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Shock defeat awaits Siddaramaiah in Mysore, says Amit Shah

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Published : Mar 31, 2018, 2:55 am IST
Updated : Mar 31, 2018, 2:55 am IST

Shah, who arrived in Mysore by a special flight Thursday evening, is participating in a series of events in old Mysore region.

BJP chief Amit Shah visits the pontiff of Suttur Mutt ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Mysore on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
 BJP chief Amit Shah visits the pontiff of Suttur Mutt ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Mysore on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

Mysore: BJP national president, Amit Shah, who is currently campaigning in the state for the coming Assembly poll, asserted on Friday that the JD(S) could not throw the Congress out, but the BJP could and “the biggest shock defeat” for the  party would begin from chief minister Siddaramaiah’s hometown of Mysore.

“We are looking for transformation of the state for the sake of its women, youth, dalits, and tribals. Do the people want the BJP, which is committed to development or the Congress which is collecting commission?” he asked, addressing the “Navashakthi” convention of BJP workers of 656 booths of Chamaraja Narasimharaja and Krishnaraja constituencies at the Maharaja’s College grounds.

Mr Shah, who arrived in Mysore by a special flight Thursday evening, is participating in a series of events in old Mysore region over Friday and Saturday.

Accusing the Congress of playing vote bank politics, he said while its government in the state did not remember to celebrate the birth anniversaries of Kuvempu or Sir M. Vishweswaraiah, it celebrated the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan “ to attract votes.”

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