Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi
Udupi, November 2: “People in Karnataka are tired of the 40% government and are waiting for the elections to choose a change,” said Roji John, AICC secretary.
He was addressing a press conference at the Congress Bhavan here on Wednesday, November 2.
“People are waiting for the elections to choose a change. The signs are visible. We recently concluded Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka. A large number of people participated in the yatra and it gave us a lot of enthusiasm. The yatra is an answer for a few divisive factors of India. Through this yatra people came to know who Rahul Gandhi really is. There was a rumor mechanism working to malign Rahul Gandhi’s image but people got a chance to know the real him. The message is very clear, we don’t want a divided country, we don’t want a country where people fight on the basis of religion, caste or ideologies. We want a united country, where people live in harmony . Live in peace and love. Starting from Kanyakumari to Telangana, we have had tremendous response on Bharat Jodo Yatra,” said Roji John.
Talking about new AICC chief Mallikarjun Kharge visiting Karnataka, Roji John said, “Kharge has been elected as AICC president. Being a democratic country, all political parties talk about democracy but when it comes to their internal affairs , no one is taking it seriously. We are happy and proud that Congress has conducted another election process in a very free and fair manner. On November 6, Mallikarjun Kharge is coming to Bengaluru. KPCC has decided to extend a warm welcome to the President of the Congress here. There will be a massive reception for the Congress President. There will be workers participating from all districts, blocks and villages. We will have a very good turnout from all assembly constituencies. This is the message we want it gives not only in Karnataka but to the whole country that in a democratic way our president is elected and this is a model that we follow”.
“We are also discussing organizational issues here because the people of Karnataka are looking for a change as they are tired of the existing government. The government is only focused on making money and doing corruption and people are suffering day by day. There should be a change in Karnataka. The procedure to select the candidates has not yet started. A screening committee will be formed which will decide on the selection of candidates for each constituency,” he added.
Vinay Kumar Sorake, former minister, Ashok Kumar Kodavoor, president, Udupi district Congress, Ramesh Kanchan, president, Udupi block congress and others were present on the occasion.