Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday announced that he will contest from Constituency in the May 12 election to the State Legislative Assembly.
Siddaramaiah had contested from Chamundeswari constituency seven times and five times he has won.
Speaking to media at Mandakalli airport he said “Does JD-S State President and former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy know how many times I contested from Chamundeshwari constituency? contested seven times and won five times and lost twice. I have faith in the people of Chamundeshwari constituency and I will contest from there. I don’t need any political advice from Kumaraswamy,”
Referring to BJP President Amit Shah’s tour of Mysuru tomorrow, Siddaramaiah said “BJP president Amit Shah is scared of me. That’s why he follows wherever I go. Let him go wherever he wants. I won’t comment on it as it is his personal tour. Shah says I am not a Hindu. Let him clarify whether he is a Hindu or a Jain.
“Yeddyurappa, who went to jail on corruption charges, calls me corrupt,” the Chief Minister mocked.
Responding to a question on Cauvery dispute, he Said, “I had called for an all-party meeting to discuss the issue. Yeddyurappa, Jagadish Shettar, Kumaraswamy, Deve Gowda didn’t attend the meeting. Only BJP leaders Sadananda Gowda and Ananth Kumar attended. I clearly told them that there is BJP government at the Centre. We will have to do as per the Supreme Court direction. If anything goes wrong, they are responsible,” he added.
“I will tour the district for four days. I will rest for one day. I will be going to a resort tomorrow along with my friends. We need people at least to discuss things. I have not come for the election campaign, but to visit villages,” he added.