Bengaluru: It is going to be a fight between aggressive Hindutva agenda and common minimum programme and development in the upcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka scheduled in less than eight months time. This will be the first Assembly election where the saffron party will be fighting without the lead role of former chief minister B S Yediyurappayurappa.
On the other hand, the opposition Congress is bursting with confidence. It is confident that the anti-incumbency factor and growing inflation will be a stumbling bloc for the saffron party in the upcoming elections. TheCongress leaders and workers, who were demoralised with infighting are now assembled behind Opposition leader Siddaramaiah.
Siddaramaiah and state Congress chief D K Shivakumar have declared that they will bury the hatchet until the elections are over in the presence of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. While the Congress is banking on the anti-incumbency factor, an internal survey conducted by the BJP shows some worrying trends.