Cong leaders offer prayers at Dargah-e-Hashimpeer Dastageer

03:07 PM Nov 12, 2019 | Team Udayavani |
Vijaypura: Congress leaders Siddaramaiah HC Mahadevappa and Dinesh Gundu Rao on Tuesday offered prayers at Dargah-e-Hashimpeer Dastageer here. Addressing presspersons here after offering prayers Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah said, "The list of candidates for the remaining seven constituencies has almost been finalized and would be declared after the Supreme Court verdict on the disqualified MLAs case, which we hope will be a favourable verdict." "I never said that Congress will all the 15 seats, I only told that Congress should win at least 12 seats," he said responding to Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda's remark that the former CM had said that Congress will all the 15 seats in the coming byelections. Bypolls to 15 of 17 seats represented by disqualified MLAs, whose resignation and absence from the trust vote led to the fall of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, and made way for the BJP to come to power, will be held on December 5. These bypolls were necessitated after the resignation and subsequent disqualification of 17 MLAs comprising 14 from Congress and three from the JD(S) by the then speaker K R Ramesh Kumar. Their disqualification had brought down the coalition government of Congress and the JD(S) and installed the BJP government in Karnataka. The election dates for Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Maski constituencies were not announced as the matter is pending in court.

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