Bengaluru/Hyderabad: The responsibility of campaigning for the party for Telangana Assembly election has been handed over to former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and water resource minister DK Shivakumar. The two are considered as influential leaders of Congress in Karnataka.

Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar had campaigned for the party and coalition candidates during the recently-concluded by-elections in Karnataka. Congress-JD(S) alliance won four constituencies in the by-elections for five seats.

DK Shivakumar led the way in making Congress candidate, VS Ugrappa, win in the Ballari Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka, which, previously, had been the strong hold of Reddy brothers.

The Assembly elections for 119 seats in Telangana is slated for December 7. The two ministers would be in Telangana soon to campaign in favour of Congress-TDP alliance candidates. TRS is their main opposition and Congress is focused on winning the elections as they see it as an issue of prestige for themselves.