Congress Party lacked the commitment to increase reservation: CM Bommai


Hubballi, April.06:  Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the Congress Party lacked the commitment to increase the reservation as they are known for show-off.

Reacting to the Congress leader’s statement that the quota issue would boomerang on the BJP, he told reporters here on Thursday that their decision would backfire on the Congress Party. The BJP did what the Congress Party was unable to it. All these years, the Congress used the Dalits and oppressed classes as their vote bank. The BJP has ensured them justice. Out of frustration, the Congress leaders were making baseless charges. Whatever they have said so far would rebound on them.

The final list of candidates

The CM said the State Core Committee meeting ended on Wednesday and the final list would be released in the April 8 meeting.

Asked about star campaigners, Bommai said the central leaders have held noted Telugu actor, Pawan Kalyan, and no further information is available. “You wait & see”.

People will decide
On the Congress Party giving a ticket to Vinay Kulkarni, a murder accused, the CM said since the case is pending before the court it was not right on his part to give a reaction. The people would decide in such cases.

About the BJP giving tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds, Bommai said the law is quite clear and the cases are in various stages. Tickets would be given only after studying all those factors.

Tickets after report
Reacting to reports on the sitting MLAs not getting the tickets to contest in the coming Assembly election, he said a report had been sought after examining four levels. Tickets would be given after going through it.

Bommai termed it as rumors on reports of him contesting from two constituencies and asked people not to heed such rumors.