Shimoga (Karnataka), Oct 10 (UNI) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa today asked former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to extend unconditional outside support to BJP to form the government if he regretted about not keeping up his promise of transfer of power on October three.
Ruling out meeting Kumaraswamy in this regard, Mr Yediyurappa told newsmen here that "BJP will not approach JD(S) leaders. Since they have cheated the people of Karnataka by not transferring power to BJP as agreed, they (JD-S) should come forward on their own to extend outside support," he added.
Mr Yediyurappa came out with open invitation to JD(S) legislators, who were interested to join BJP, to come forward without any condition and with true intention of upkeeping the values of democracy.
Mr Yediyurappa also ruled out possibility of his party seeking Congress support to form government since the Legislative Assembly was kept in suspended animation by the President. "Congress, which was seeking dissolution of the Assembly during BJP-JD(S) rule, should face the election instead of indulging in any sort of horse trading or other means to split any party for coming to power".
He said that Karnataka people would not pardon Mr Kumaraswamy and his father and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda for denying BJP the power as per agreement reached last year before formation of Coalition government in the state after JD(S) withdrew support to Congress 20 months ago.