Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday called on party leaders in Karnataka to work together and set a target of winning 150 seats in next year’s assembly elections.
Addressing a party meeting in Bangalore, he said Karnataka has a “Congress spirit” and is a “natural Congress state”. “… we should win at least 150 seats (in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly),” Gandhi said.
“We must fight unitedly, on the right issues and with competence as the benchmark.” He said the “biggest responsibility” of party leaders Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar, and Mallikarjun Kharge and others was to fight together and win 150 seats.
Gandhi said, “We should focus on the youth and women in this election whether it is a ticket or an organization.”
“I have full confidence that Congress will win with a clear majority and provide a government that works for the poor, small businesses and all classes.”
The Congress leader also attacked the BJP, alleging that it was not in a position to create jobs as “they have destroyed small and medium enterprises”.
“The Prime Minister used to talk about corruption, but if he talks to Karnataka about it, people will laugh because it (the BJP government in Karnataka) is the most corrupt state with 40 per cent (commission) government.”
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