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I am a strong contender for CM's post: Siddaramaiah

Says BJP has been pushed to third position because of indulgence in corruption

Mahesh Kulkarni  |  Bangalore 

today said he is one of the strong contenders for the chief minister's post.

"It is left to the party high command and the legislature party to elect the leader," he told reporters. The Congress will give clean, stable and corruption free government, he said.

"The BJP has been pushed to the third position because of its indulgence in corruption. It is a big lesson for them. The people of this state wants a clean and coruption free administration. They do not want coalition government," he said.

trounced his nearest rival, Kapu Siddalinga Swamy of KJP, by a margin of 20,000 votes from Varuna constituency in Mysore district. He is currently the leader of Opposition in the assembly.

First Published: Wed, May 08 2013. 16:34 IST