Published: April 1, 2023
Rahul Gandhi is set to hold a ‘Jai Bharat’ rally in Kolar district of Karnataka on April 9, ahead of the state assembly elections. Congress senior leader KC Venugopal announced the news on his Twitter page, stating, “He will never be silenced by the voice of the people. His voice will sound louder and stronger.”
This will be Gandhi’s first rally after his disqualification as Lok Sabha member, and there is much anticipation surrounding the event. With the assembly elections being an important platform for both the BJP and Congress, the secular Janata Dal party hopes for support from the public in the election.
The Election Commission announced that polling for the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections will be held on May 10, with the results being declared on May 13. Following the May 2018 elections, the Congress and the secular Janata Dal party jointly formed the government, however, it was dissolved in July 2019 due to MLAs defecting. The BJP then came into power and currently holds the position, but it is uncertain if they will be able to maintain it.
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will hold a ‘Jai Bharat’ rally in Karnataka, which is about to face assembly elections. Rahul Gandhi will hold this rally in Kolar district of Karnataka on the 9th.
Regarding this, Congress senior leader KC Venugopal said on his Twitter page, “Rahul Gandhi will hold a ‘Jai Bharat’ rally in Kolar on April 9. Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Wayanad on April 11. He will never be silenced by the voice of the people. His voice will sound louder and stronger.”
It is noteworthy that this is the first rally that Rahul Gandhi will attend after his disqualification from the post of Lok Sabha member. Due to this, there is a lot of expectation among the people about this rally.
With the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024, the Karnataka Assembly elections are an important platform for the BJP to prove its strength and for the Congress to assert its strength. Meanwhile, the secular Janata Dal party has expressed hope that people will say goodbye to national parties like BJP and Congress and support themselves in the Karnataka elections.
The Election Commission has announced that polling for the 224-constituency Karnataka Legislative Assembly will be held in a single phase on May 10 and the counting of votes will be held on May 13.
After the elections held in May 2018 in Karnataka, there was a hung assembly. BJP failed to prove absolute majority. After this, the Congress party and the secular Janata Dal party jointly formed the government. Congress 80 seats, JDS 37 seats. Even though the Congress had more seats, it made Kumaraswamy of the secular Janata Dal the Chief Minister. But in July 2019, the regime was dissolved due to the defection of the MLAs. Then BJP came to power. Yeddyurappa became the Chief Minister. But he resigned as chief minister in July 2021. After that Basavaraj became the chief minister. Even if the BJP is currently in power in Karnataka, questions have also been raised whether it will be able to sustain it again. Earlier yesterday, Chief Minister Basavaraj Pummy, who met the media at the Katti temple, expressed hope that “BJP will form the government with a single majority in Karnataka in the coming elections”.