Congress deploys its force in Basavakalyan, Maski
The Opposition Congress has deployed its leaders in huge numbers and is finishing up a targeted marketing campaign in the 2 Legislative Assembly constituencies of Basavakalyan and Maski quite than in the Parliamentary constituency of Belagavi, that are headed for byelections.
With every week left for campaigning, all high leaders, together with KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar, Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, and KPCC working presidents Eshwar Khandre and R. Dhruvanarayan, have been campaigning in these two constituencies for the previous few days in an effort to retain each the seats the occasion had received in 2018.
In Basavakalyan, Congress smells a bonus since BJP votes are more likely to cut up following the presence of its insurgent candidate and former MLA Mallikarjun Khuba. Sharanu Salagar is the official candidate of the BJP.
The Congress is anticipating sympathy issue to work in favour of its candidate, Mallamma, spouse of the previous MLA late Narayanrao. The Congress defeated the BJP by a margin of 17,000 votes in 2018.
The JD(S) has fielded Syed Yasrab Ali Quadri and it’s attention-grabbing to look at how the minority neighborhood votes right here in this election.
In the reserved constituency of Maski, the Congress sees a possibility due to a perceived anti-incumbency in opposition to the BJP candidate and disqualified MLA Pratapgouda Patil. Three-time MLA Mr. Patil, one of many 17 MLAs who defected and helped the BJP to return to energy in 2019, is going through the Congress candidate, Basanagouda Turvihal. Mr. Turvihal had contested on the BJP ticket and misplaced to Mr. Patil by a slender margin of 213 votes in 2018. The BJP has deployed B.Y. Vijayendra, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurapp’s son, right here.
A optimistic final result in each these constituencies is essential for the Congress to elevate the spirit of its cadre. These polls are important additionally for Congress leaders to regain the misplaced help for the occasion among the many plenty, notably in north Karnataka.
The State Congress is but to register a ballot victory underneath the management of Mr. Shivakumar who assumed workplace as KPCC president final 12 months. The occasion fought bypolls in Sira and Rajarajeshwarinagar underneath his management however misplaced each the seats.
Bypolls have been held in 19 Assembly constituencies for the reason that 2018 polls. While the Congress received three seats — Kundagol, Shivajinagar, and Hunsur, the ruling BJP received 15 seats and an Independent received in Hoskote.