Congress will contest assembly polls on its own, says Karnataka party chief
The Congress will fight the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka on its own, the party’s state chief DK Shivakumar said on Friday and expressed confidence of the party’s victory.
“There is no alliance with anyone. We are going alone. We are fighting alone. We will come (to power) alone,” Mr Shivakumar told ANI.
Mr. Shivakumar attended the party’s Central Election Committee meeting to decide candidates for the assembly polls.
Party sources said that the names of the candidates have been finalized for more than 100 seats. He also said that all sitting MLAs will not be taken back and the party will release some sitting MLAs.
The first list will come in a few days, he said.
The CEC meeting was chaired by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and attended by party leaders Rahul Gandhi, KC Venugopal, Siddaramaiah, Mukul Wasnik and Randeep Singh Surjewala and other members of the panel.
Mr Surjewala is the AICC general secretary in-charge of the state.
Karnataka assembly elections are likely to be held in April-May. Political parties including BJP and Janata Dal-Secular have stepped up their campaign in the southern state. The elections are being seen as especially important for the Congress for its national ambitions for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
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