Bidar MP Bhagwanth Khuba who decimated Congress stalwart and working president Eshwar Khandre said that Modi's social security schemes and approach to the issue of national security are the key driving forces that helped swing votes in his favour. He also stated that 25 seats in Karnataka out of 28 indicates that the coalition and their “Nizam-period strategy has failed.”
Bengaluru: The face of the BJP in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region Bhagwanth Khuba who was seeking a second term as Bidar MP, after winning with a lead of over 1 lakh votes said that PM Modi's social security schemes and his approach to the issue of national security worked in his favour in Bidar and helped beat Congress working president Eshwar Khandre.
Speaking to MyNation Khuba said, "I implemented all the social security measures announced by PM Modi in the last five years. Besides, Congress and JD(S) used outdated Nizam-period strategy of personal attack which voters refused to subscribe."
Khuba said he did not have to plan anything specific for Bidar as PM Narendra Modi has a vision which he needs to only implement.
"In the previous Congress rule, the visions only remained on paper and files had gathered dust," he said and added that in 2018, a population of 6.5 crore blessed the BJP with the majority of votes to form the government. However, due to sheer bad luck, a BJP government could not be formed, the Bidar MP remarked.
Commenting on the way that the coalition has worked in the last year, Khuba said, the results are a mere reflection of the coalition’s work. "We are 25 and they just got one seat each. Many former MLAs and even sitting MLAs feel let down. At least winning 5 seats would have meant something. Looks like they have no shame left now." Khuba added.
Khuba faced a challenge from Congress. Out of eight MLA seats in the constituency, Congress had managed to win five, JD(S) bagged only one. BJP had Aland and Aurad to lean on to for support. Despite the odds, the BJP leader managed to script a big win. With 5,85,471 votes, Khuba defeated Khandre, who secured 4,68,637 votes. After completion of all 19 rounds, he won by 1,16,834 votes. Even in 2014, he emerged victorious with a 92,222 vote-lead over former chief minister N Dharam Singh.
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Last Updated May 24, 2019, 2:27 PM IST