Mallikarjun says conspiracy by Modi, Amit Shah, and Rajnath led to his defeat
Ex-Congress leader M. Mallikarjun Kharge, who was defeated in LS poll from Kalaburagi to BJP candidate Umesh Jadhav, claimed that he was lost by, a well-hatched conspiracy by PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, and then Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He was addressing the meeting which was convened to thank the functionaries who served for him in the polls.
He claimed that “The Modi team worked hard to ensure my defeat. It sent hundreds of workers from outside to spread lies and misinformation against me. It took up an extensive campaign against me among the people. It spread lies about my wealth in social media. It finally succeeded in its goal to defeat me.”
Mr. Kharge said that it was the defeat of the Congress’ ideology. “It is not my defeat. Nor is it the that of all the party leaders and cadres who worked hard for me in the election. It is the defeat of secularism, democracy, equality, and social justice. Let us not get disappointed by the defeat. Let us introspect, rectify our mistakes, and move on with more determination and commitment to upholding the values and ideology that the Congress always strived for” he said.
Kharge said that “Mr.Modi never respected the values enshrined in the Constitution. It is unfortunate that the people of India, who have great regard for the Constitution, voted for those who wanted to change it.” Kharge asked them to see how those of BJP and the Communist parties stayed in the party and worked hard for the values they had to believe in, despite defeating elections for various decades and learned from them.
He stated that “We need not be disappointed. Over 5.21 lakh people have voted for me in Kalaburagi. It shows that we are not alone. There are a considerable number of people who still have faith in Congress and its ideology. He also added “Gurmitkal always given a good lead to Congress candidates in all the Lok Sabha elections since its inception. But it is surprised to see that the BJP took a lead by over 20,000 votes in the last election.”