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The Congress leaders launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party here on Friday and said the wind of political change was sweeping across the State in favour of the Congress.

At a political rally held here, Congress leader Siddaramaiah said the people of the State want a positive change as they were fed up with the misrule of the BJP. “Good and able leadership coupled with transparency in administration that was pro-poor, pro-Dalit, pro-minorities and pro-farmers was what the people need,” he said.

Regarding attacks on churches, Mr. Siddaramaiah said there was no protection for minorities in the State under the BJP regime. Referring to the five-year BJP regime, Mr. Siddaramaiah said it had looted the State, forgotten its promises made to farmers and failed to handle drought effectively.

He said there was no employment generation in the State and the funds released by the Centre were not effectively utilised.

Taking a swipe at the Janata Dal (Secular), he said, “it was a father and son party which could not win more than 25 seats in all and yet H.D. Kumaraswamy was day dreaming of becoming the next Chief Minister.”