New Delhi, Jan 13: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Karnataka from February 10-12 for the first leg of Assembly election campaign. During the course of his three-day visit, Rahul is likely to address meetings, interact with various groups of intellectuals, farmers, women and students in the state. Karnataka Assembly elections will be held in April this year.
Earlier in the day, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with state Congress-in-charge KC Venugopal anda host of Congress leaders met Rahul Gandhi at his Delhi residence
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Siddaramaiah said that the Congress President was happy with the progress of the party in the state, adding that all promises made by the government in 2013 have been successfully fulfilled.
When asked about the issue of Hindutva being raised by Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in Karnataka, the chief minister said that the BJP was raising “irrelevant issues”.
“Rahul Gandhi was very happy to know that there is no anti-incumbency against our government, and all programmes that were mentioned in our manifesto have been completed. We are confident that the Congress party will win with a comfortable majority in Karnataka,” he said.
(With inputs from agencies)