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Reporters Project: Will Congress Retain Hold On Uttara Kannada?

May 6, 2018, 2:33 AM IST India India
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With only a week left for the Karnataka elections, the two main political parties, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have both intensified their campaigning in the state. Karnataka is witnessing a prestige battle between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in the aftermath of Gujarat assembly elections 2017. While Rahul is positioning himself as the prime contender to dislodge Modi from his seat at the Centre, Congress's defeat in the southern state will help BJP achieve its objective of ushering in a Congress-mukt (free) India.