BJP to contest 4400 seats in urban local bodies elections

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Bangalore, Sep 17 (UNI) Coalition government partner in Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party today announced that it will contest on its own for 4400 seats in the urban local bodies election slated for September 28.

Announcing this at a press conference here State BJP President D Sadananda Gowda said that it was contemplating of associating with some pro Kannada organisation in Belgaum in the elections.

Elections would be held for 4998 wards in 208 urban local bodies across the state on September 28.

Expressing confidence that the party would win atleast 50 per cent of the seats, Mr Gowda said the BJP's main rival was the Congress as its attitude over the people would help the party gain more seats.

He said Party senior leader Yaswant Singha would inaugurate the campaign on September 19. Three teams would be formed for campaigning across the State.

He said that the party would not bother about the proposed transfer of power from the JD(S) to the BJP till the elections were over. He said that the Party had never betrayed the agreement with JD(S) on seat sharing.

He, however, indicated that the party was ready for facing assembly elections.

UNI

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