Bengaluru, Nov 6: Opposition Leader in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and BJP State President
B S Yeddyurappa today said that the party’s win in Shivamogga Lok Sabha was overwhelming, but the party will examine the defeat in its stronghold Ballari parliamentary seat.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, he claimed that the Congress-JD(S) Coalition Government has misused the official machinery and indulged in distribution of liquor and money.
‘’It is true that it would have been extremely satisfying had won Ballari Lok Sabha and Jamakhandi Assembly seats. But in Shivamogga too, we had expected a huge margin. However, our victory in there with BJP winning by a margin of over 52,000 votes is really impressive given the fact that we fought the might of the joint force of both the Congress and the JDS besides shameless misuse of official machinery,’’ Mr Yeddyurappa said.
The BJP leader said the party’s performance of polling 2.44 lakh votes in the traditional weak region of Mandya was heartening. This will enable us to strengthen the party further socially and geographically in the coming days.
‘’Congress and JDS are the past-masters in the art of con game and plotting. They have proved this in the just-concluded by-elections. The Undemocratic attitude of the JDS was further proved by in Ramanagara. We will exercise caution over the conspiracy of the Congress and JDS. We will not sit silent over this partial success of our party. We have lost only Ballari. We will introspect the results of Ballari and move ahead,’’ Mr Yeddyurappa warned.
He said BJP was confident of winning maximum seats, above 17 won in 2014 election. ‘’ We are confident that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be completely ours. The remarkable performance of the BJP government at the Centre under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will enable us to romp home to victory in maximum number of Lok Sabha seats. We are confident of winning 22 to 23 parliamentary seats’’.
Mr Yeddyurappa said he would undertake the tour of the entire State to strengthen the party cadre at the grass-root level. At the same time, the BJP will place before the people the lust for power of the coalition government. BJP has proved that it has the strength to face the combined force of the Congress and JDS.
‘’ We will prove it again in the coming days. The Karnataka High Court has castigated the coalition government on the issue of transfer of officials. This is sufficient to showcase the style and substance of governance of the Congress-JDS coalition regime,’’ he added in a statement issued here on Tuesday. (UNI)