Karnataka Election: BJP national president JP Nadda, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep and other BJP leaders hold a road show in Shiggaon. Karnataka CM filed his nomination from the Assembly constituency.
Kiccha Sudeep, a Kannada actor, accompanied Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on a massive roadshow ahead of the latter’s candidature for the state Assembly elections.
#WATCH | BJP national president JP Nadda, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep and other BJP leaders hold a road show in Shiggaon.
Karnataka CM filed his nomination from the Assembly constituency. pic.twitter.com/Es4iOq5xCb
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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai today dismissed the Congress’s “40% commission” claim against his government as a “figment of imagination,” challenging his rivals to provide “one solid case” of corruption.
“These are just allegations.” I challenge all of my opponents to present one solid case against our government, and we will conduct the perfect investigation. Nobody will be spared. Mr Bommai told the journalists in Shiggaon, where he filed his candidature papers to run in the May 10 election, that “40% is just a figment of my imagination.”
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“I have a very good relationship with the people in my constituency.” People’s enthusiasm everywhere I go indicates that the BJP will win with a landslide, despite the departure of some key leaders. Despite all of this, the people and the workers are with us,” declared the Chief Minister.
Mr Bommai, who took over as Chief Minister of Karnataka from the BJP’s BS Yediyurappa in 2021, said the recent departures of prominent leaders would have no impact on the party. Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, a powerful Lingayat politician, is among those who have left the BJP and joined the Congress.
A great audience had gathered as Bommai, Nadda, and Sudeep drove through the streets in a specially prepared vehicle after garlanding the statue of Kittur Rani Chennamma, queen of the erstwhile princely state of Kittur.
Kichcha Sudeep, real name Sudeep Sanjeev, comes from Shimoga, a politically significant location. For over 25 years in the Kannada cinema industry, he has worn many hats, including actor, writer, singer, director, producer, and television host. He has a large following base both in and out of Karnataka as the host of Bigg Boss Kannada.
Sudeep drew attention in January of this year when he met with Congress’ DK Shivakumar. There was conjecture that he may join or campaign for the state’s Grand Old Party. When asked about the meeting, he allegedly stated, “The first rule of politics is never to discuss your opinion.” “Don’t hint,” he had urged.
Sudeep later declared in April that he would not enter politics but will campaign for the BJP in the Karnataka Assembly elections. The actor also backed Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, whom he called to as his “mama” (uncle).