"The reason for BJP's victory in north-east India is its pre-poll pacts with local parties," Siddaramaiah said dismissing reporters' questions summarily.He expressed confidence that voters in Karnataka will not vote for BJP 'which is dividing society in the name of caste and religion'.The BSP-JD(S) pre-poll pact is not a problem for the Congress. It will have no impact during the elections. "Our single aim is to defeat communal BJP," Siddaramaiah stressed.
He informed media people that he planned to go to Delhi on Tuesday in backdrop of the Rajya Sabha elections, where the candidate will be decided. "The Congress doesn't need the JD(S)'s help for this election," he said.The CM revealed that industrialist and Bidar MLA Ashok Kheny will join Congress on Monday and none within the party has objected to his entry into the party. "I will not respond to guesses," he clarified.Siddaramaiah also added that AICC President Rahul Gandhi will tour the Mysuru region and participate in campaigns from March 21-25. A massive convention of the party will be held in Mysuru on March 25.