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Siddaramaiah confident of Cong victory in Karnataka polls

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

today asserted that the would come back to power with a clear majority and dubbed his political rival, as "mentally disturbed" on his claim that he would form the next government in the state.

He also hit out at and the BJP, charging that income tax raids were ordered against workers and well-wishers out of desperation because the saffron party was sure of losing the election.

The issue would be raised with the after the polls and in Parliament, he said.

Sounding confident about victory, dubbed Yeddyurappa "mentally disturbed" for his claim that he would take oath as the on May 17.

"Congress will get the clear majority. There is no confusion about this. We are very confident that Congress will come back to power with clear majority. He (Yeddyurappa) is mentally disturbed. BJP can't get more than 60-65 seats," said.

He also dismissed the BJP's allegations that the Congress misused government machinering during the assembly polls.

"How can it be? Is it possible? I can never do it in my political career.They (BJP) are making false allegations. On the other hand, they (BJP) are doing it," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Varuna consituency in Mysuru from where his son is contesting,

Siddaramaiah is contesting from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru apart from Badami in north

Predicting his victory from Chamundeshwari, he ruled out the possibility of a hung assembly saying Congress would get a clear majory.

The situation of hung assembly would never arise, Siddaramaiah asserted.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 14:50 IST