Siddaramaiah seems to have had his way in selection of Congress candidates for the May 12 assembly polls in Karnataka, with most party hoppers getting tickets.
Rao said he was confident about Congress returning to power in the May 12 state assembly polls.
Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot has been appointed a member of the party's central election committee, the apex body for selection of candidates during elections
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said that his party, if voted to power at the Centre, would learn from Karnataka on how to reward sanitation workers.
Rahul Gandhi visited the Lingayat seminary Siddhaganga Mutt and sought the blessings of Sri Shivakumara Swami, the highly revered seer of the community.
There is no anti-incumbency against the ruling Congress government in Karnataka, senior party leader and former Union Minister M. Veerappa Moily said.
Amit Shah said his party, if voted to power, would make efforts to hunt down the killers of RSS and BJP workers in Karnataka, and hand out severest of punishment to them.
Shah said he expected Siddaramaiah and JD(S) to get the "biggest shock of their lives" from the old Mysuru region in the May 12 polls.
Javadekar claimed Cong will "disappear" from the state like it has from other parts of the country and accused the Siddaramaiah govt of being "anti-farmer and anti-poor".
BJP president Amit Shah accused the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka of trying to divide Hindus and being the "most corrupt" one in the country.
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