Vastavam web: Rahul Gandhi would lead from the front for the Congress in poll-bound Karnataka, launching the campaign with a three-day tour from February 10, a key state party leader said today.Working President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, Dinesh Gundu Rao, also indicated that party MLAs facing anti-incumbency in their constituencies, may not get tickets in polls, due in May.”At the same time, I think Rahulji is getting resonance amongst people, and he is leading the campaign for us,” Gundu Rao, who was here to attend an event, said.
The Congress president is starting his campaign with a three-day tour of the state from February 10. He might visit again later next month and also in March.”In the run-up to the elections, he will be spending lot more time, and he is definitely going to lead from the front for us”, he said.He claimed there is no anti-incumbency on the government because out of 165 promises made in the election manifesto, it has implemented 155-156. In fact, Gundu Rao said the Congress is seeing pro-incumbency wave creeping in, adding, it would win more number of seats than the last time.
Gundu Rao, however, said that some Congress MLAs might have “built-up” anti-incumbency in their constituencies.”That’s what we need to look out for. If they have not done well, we have to change then, that’s going to be the key thing,” he said.On whether the Congress would look for an understanding with JD(S) in case it falls short on numbers in post-poll scenario, he said, “There is no question of us wanting an alliance because we are clearly in the race to get absolute majority.”