Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa expressed confidence about the BJP’s victory in the Sira and Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly by-elections to be held on Sunday, November 3.
Yeddyurappa told reporters, “We are 100 percent sure about the victory of BJP candidates. Our only concern is how to increase the margin of victory.”
Noting that his son and BJP state vice-president BY Vijayendra has been camping in Sira for the last three days, he led the election campaign there, saying he was confident that the party’s prospects in the assembly constituency were bright.
During the 2018 assembly elections, the BJP lost in both constituencies.
On the rains in the state, the Chief Minister said that the people of Malnad region were expecting good rains this time, while the standing crop has been damaged due to rain and floods in North Karnataka.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the distribution of compensation to the people in the rain-affected areas has started.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also assured to provide adequate relief to the flood affected people of the state.
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