India News | Going door to door for party’s Kalaburagi candidate, BJP MLA says party is looking for votes on PM Modi’s work

BJP MLA Basanagouda R Patil holds door-to-door campaign in Kalaburagi (Photo/ANI)

Kalaburagi (Karnataka) (India), April 21 (ANI): Leading a door-to-door campaign in support of the party’s candidate for Kalaburagi Lok Sabha constituency, Umesh Jadhav, BJP MLA Basanagouda R Patil on Sunday said that the ruling party at the Center sought public support and votes for the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the past decade.

Speaking to ANI on the sidelines of his door-to-door campaign on Sunday, Patil said, “We are going door to door and seeking public support for the work done by Prime Minister Modi in the last decade. We urge people to renew their electoral confidence in Prime Minister Modi.”

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Jadhav will take on Congress’ Radhakrishna Doddamani in the battle for Kalaburagi this year.

The constituency covers eight assembly segments: Afzalpur, Jewargi, Chittapur, Kalaburagi North, Kalaburagi South, Kalaburagi Rural, Sedam in Kalaburagi district and Gurmitkal in Yadgir district. The constituency has a total of 20,65,018 registered voters, of which 10,34,005 are males, 10,30,677 are females and 336 belong to the third gender.

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Incumbent Kalaburagi MP Jadhav registered a resounding victory over current Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge in the 2019 elections, securing 52.14 percent of the total votes polled. The veteran Congress leader could secure only 44.12 percent of the votes.

Karnataka will vote for the Lok Sabha in two phases, with 14 seats voting in the first on April 26 and the remaining 14 voting in the second on May 4.

While condemning the daylight murder of a Congress MP’s daughter Neha Hiremath in Hubbali, he also lashed out at the ruling party in the state for ‘politicizing’ the matter.

“The incident should be condemned by all 140 crore people of the country. However, what is even more unfortunate is how some leaders of the ruling party in Karnataka are trying to give a communal color to the incident. Even a Congress member, too, said the party was trying to politicize the incident, adding that it would only inflict more wounds on the departed soul. We staged a sit-in for 3 to 4 hours on a road in Gulbarga, condemning this incident,” Jadhav told ANI.

Earlier on Saturday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah accused the BJP of attributing the murder of the corporator’s daughter to an incident of ‘love jihad’, adding that the allegation was false.

Further alleging that the BJP controlled the killings during the election season, the CM earlier told reporters, “This is not a case of love jihad. I condemn this incident. We have arrested the perpetrator and an investigation is underway. ensure that the perpetrator receives an exemplary punishment. We strive to maintain law and order and maintain harmony. However, the BJP is trying to gain political benefits from this incident to further their politics.”

Union minister Pralhad Joshi claimed a ‘love jihad’ angle to the incident, adding that the state government did not investigate the incident as it should have. (ANI)

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