Srirangapatna, Karnataka, Nov 27 (UNI) Janata Dal(S) which had put Karnataka in bad light due to 'murky politics' played by its chief H D Devegowda, will 'disintegrate' after next Assembly elections, BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa today claimed.
Speaking to reporters after leading the 'Janajagruti Yatra' launched by the BJP to highlight the 'betrayal' of the JD(S), he said there would be a straight fight between BJP and Congress in the coming elections and the JD(S), which faced the threat of getting divided, would be 'wiped out'.
"The prominence of Karnataka, which was known for its matured politicians has now hit the lowest ebb. The main culprits for this are Mr Gowda and his son and former Chief Minister H D Kumarsawamy, who not only betrayed the people of Karnataka, but also put financial burden on the state forcing the mid-term poll," he said.
Dismissing Mr Gowda's contention on the floor of the Lok Sabha yesterday that BJP was the party which first asked the JD(S) to sign on a stamp paper, he said the people of the state knew well that it was Mr Gowda who brought the 'stamp paper culture' and tried to force BJP to sign the 12-point 'MoU', which led to the collapse of the seven-day-old BJP led coalition.
The former chief minister also came down heavily on Congress party as well saying that go gain power it tried a 'back door entry' but was now blaming BJP for the political situation in the state.
He claimed that the yatra, which was launched from Bangalore yesterday, had been a tremendous success so far as people lent overwhelming support to the BJP campaign.