BENGALURU: Dismissing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah's visit to poll-bound Karnataka as a mere political gimmick, state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday claimed that that the party won't be able to succeed in the state.
“Amit Shah's magic will not work in Karnataka,” said Siddaramaiah while speaking to media.
The veteran Congress leader is likely to contest the 2018 assembly elections from the Chamundeshwari in Mysuru district.
Shah is spending the last day of 2017 in Karnataka, strategising with state party leaders, as they gear up to take on the ruling Congress in the Assembly election next year.
According to a party statement, Shah is expected to hold a meeting with all BJP MPs and MLAs in the state, followed by a deliberation with the in-charges of all its assembly constituencies.
In November, Siddaramaiah had called Shah an 'ignorant tourist', trying to make his way into the election season.
The Chief Minister had also mentioned there's no "anti-incumbency" against his government and called dubbed BJP's target to win 150 seats in the next year's assembly elections an "illusion".