Siddaramaiah calls upon women to 'uproot' BJP from K'taka

Bangalore, Nov 19 : Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah today called upon the women of Karnataka to reject the ruling BJP which, according to him, did little for their welfare.

Speaking after the 95th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he maintained the party was united in the state and the sole focus of its leaders was to bring it back to power in 2013 Assembly polls. 'Women should take the lead in dethroning the BJP which has put the state in a bad state as it had totally failed to take Karnataka on path of development. It has taken the state back and undone the good work done by the Congress over the past few decades,' he said.

He said his party had empowered women in the true spirit of ushering in gender equality while the BJP had let them down by allowing ugly incidents like beating up of young woman in Mangalore Home Stay attack by vigilante groups, holding rave parties and its legislators watching blue film in the floor of the assembly.KPCC President G Parameshwara said Congress was committed to provide clean and corruption free government in the state if elected to power.

'We have strong leaders like Mr Siddaramaiah and Mr S M Krishna who will lead the party in the right direction. Our promise is that we will provide a government that always looks for progress of the state,' he added. Union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said there was no confusion among the Congress leader on who would become the next chief minister when elected to power in Karnataka. 'Our united focus will be to bring the party to power.

Then the high command will take the final decision on who has to be the chief minister. Everybody among us know this. But it is nothing wrong in a democratic set up that some Congress men are expressing that they were candidates for the top post,' he said.

- Agencies

Published On : Nov 19, 2012