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Siddaramaiah mocked for poll invitation to Rahul

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP in on Saturday mocked former for inviting to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls from the southern state.

"A man who could not win election in his own constituency is laying carpet for another loser," tweeted the state unit of the

The BJP's tweet was in reference to losing the state Assembly election in May 2018 from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru to Janata Dal-Secular's (JD-S) G.T. Deve Gowda. The leader, however, won from the constituency in district.

on Friday said has supported leaders like and in the past and urged the "next Prime Minister" to contest from the state as well.

"has always supported and encouraged Congress leaders. It has been proved in case of and We also want our next of to contest from Karnataka and herald a new developmental paradigm," the Congress said in a tweet.

While former had contested and won from Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha seat during the 1978 by-election, had defeated BJP from Ballari Lok Sabha constituency during the 1999



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 13:28 IST