New Delhi: The battleground of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 seems to be heating up with the BJP President Amit Shah all set to flag off the party’s campaign for the 2019 general elections in Karnataka’s 28 Lok Sabha constituencies on Tuesday.
“Amit Shah will launch the party’s poll campaign with road shows and a public meeting on Tuesday evening in the high-profile Bangalore South constituency in the presence of our state leaders and hundreds of cadres,” BJP spokesman G. Madhusudhan said.
The BJP has fielded 28-year-old lawyer Tejasvi Surya as its candidate from the prestigious seat, which was held by late Union Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar since 1996.
On the other hand, the Congress party is scheduled to release its poll manifesto on Tuesday. Top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to be present at the party’s Akbar Road headquarters when Rahul Gandhi will release the manifesto.
Notably, the Congress party had initiated a consultation process across the country and many of its top leaders had interacted with a host of people from different sections to seek their views on their aspirations from the party. Besides, the party had also used social media and other online media for the outreach. The party’s manifesto committee was headed by former finance minister P Chidambaram.
Meanwhile, the party has also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology for his remarks over party chief Rahul Gandhi choosing to contest also from Wayanad in Kerala apparently because the Congress is “scared” that Hindus will punish them for “Hindu terror” remarks and therefore running away to a minority-dominated seat.
Talking to reporters, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also sought action against him by the Election Commission (EC).
Surjewala said Modi has committed a “corrupt practice” under Section 123 of the Representation of People’s Act besides violating the dignity of the office he holds and every other yardstick that is necessary and impeccable in public life.