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Rahul Gandhi Suggests Siddaramaiah Contest from a ‘Safe Seat’ in Karnataka Election: Reports

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By Hubli Express News Service

Bengaluru: Reports suggest that former Karnataka Chief Minister and current Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah, may not contest the upcoming assembly election from Kolar constituency. Instead, he has been advised by AICC former chief Rahul Gandhi to contest from a “safe seat” as his time and work during the election campaign will be vital.

Why Kolar is not a safe seat?

It is said that an internal party report suggests that Siddaramaiah may have a difficult time winning the Kolar constituency, prompting the suggestion to contest from a safer seat. However, the news has been met with criticism from some, including Revenue Minister R Ashok, who has mocked Siddaramaiah’s decision and also claimed that wherever Siddaramaiah chooses to contest, the Congress party will ensure his defeat, citing his previous losses in the Chamundeshwari and Badami constituencies.

Despite the criticism, it is likely that the decision on Siddaramaiah’s constituency will be made with strategic considerations in mind. As one of the senior leaders of the Congress party in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah’s role in the election campaign will be crucial. It is important for the party to ensure that he is able to travel extensively throughout the state and connect with voters, rather than being tied down to a single constituency.

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