Yeddyurappa says party will not support BJP or JD(S)
The former Chief Minister and Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) president B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that there will be further polarisation of political forces in the State after the verdict in the urban local body (ULB) elections.
The KJP chief, who launched the party’s campaign here on Friday, told presspersons that equations would change after the elections.
He indicated that the KJP’s equation with the Congress would change for the better after the polls and his party would be happy to support the Congress gain majority in the ULBs during the mayoral polls rather than back the BJP or Janata Dal (S).
“There is no question of KJP supporting the BJP or JD(S) in the post-poll scenario,” Mr. Yeddyurappa said.
He said the BJP leaders were dreaming of performing well in the ULB elections and the results would show where the BJP stood in the State.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said the BJP would suffer serious reverses even in its strongholds such as like the Hubli-Dharwad City Corporation. Mr. Yeddyurappa said the KJP, besides winning a clear majority in most ULBs , would play a crucial role in other parties securing a majority as well.
“No party can think of coming to power in the ULBs without KJP’s support,” he said.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said his party would make inroads into BJP bastions in Dharwad, Shimoga and other districts. “We will prove our influence over the voters. I do not want to comment on the irresponsible statements of Home Minister R. Ashok that the KJP would be wiped out in the State after the ULB elections.”