Bangalore: With BJP in Karnataka "reeling under
internal bickering", Congress is gearing up to face early
Assembly Elections, AICC secretary V Hanumantha Rao said on Sunday.
Talking to reporters here, he said the party leadership
had braced itself to face the challenge and workers at
grassroots level were "enthusiastic" than ever to face the
"We are eager to come back to power as the BJP government
is on its last legs. Congress is united and our leaders have
committed to work hard. The party is now ready to charge
ahead," the leader said.
Congress in the state has been at the receiving end after
its loss in the 2004 polls.
"We are preparing our cadres for early elections and the
party is now on the alert mode throughout Karnataka", Rao
said, adding, "people will definitely seek a change and we
have a good chance to bounce back to power".
He said people were fed up with the "corrupt and
inefficient governance" of the BJP government. It even failed
to utilise huge allocations made by the Congress-led UPA
government at the Centre, he said.
The Congress leaders in Karnataka will now tour for the
next seven days in the northern districts of Koppal, Gadag and
Bellary and "this is a prelude for our struggle to regain
power", he said.