Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister, Siddaramaiah, who had announced in different forums that the previous election was his last in his political career, and had declared his decision never to fight any election henceforth during election campaigning in 2013, has taken a U-turn.
He has now announced his decision to fight the next assembly election in 2018.
‘During the next three years three months, I will continue to be the chief minister of the state and complete my full term. The next election will also be held under my leadership. I have taken this decision because of the blabber of the BJP to free the state and country of Congress. I will bring Congress to power again the state by fighting the next election with the
single aim of rooting out BJP,’ he stated.
Siddaramaiah’s outbursts came while giving reply to the debate held during the last one week at the assembly on Governor’s address on Friday February 13.
The chief minister agreed that he had in the past announced his decision not to fight elections. He said he has decided to fight the election with the sole purpose of edging BJP out of the state.