BJP will storm to power in K'taka: Sinha

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Mysore, Dec 13 (UNI) Bharathiya Janata Party Vice President Yeshwant Sinha today predicted a political polarisation in Karnataka in the mid-term polls to be held early next year and the saffron party would come to power on its own.

Addressing a well attended rally organised to mark the entry of former minister and senior Janata Dal(S) leader G T Deve Gowda to BJP fold, he said the people of the state were fed up with the 'political drama' enacted by JD(S) supremo H D Devegowda who had betrayed the BJP on power sharing issue.

"Mr Gowda is highly dangerous than any other political leader in the country. He masterminded the fall of seven-day old BJP-led coalition government in Karnataka. People of the state have lost faith in JD(S) and they will punish the party by rejecting it in the elections," he said.

He said the entry of Mr G T Deve Gowda, a prominent leader in the Old Mysore region, into BJP would help the party strengthen its base in the area.

Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa came down heavily on the JD(S), which had enjoyed the power with the support of BJP during the first 20 months but betrayed by pulling down the government led by him.

He demanded an inquiry on the cabinet decisions taken by Mr H D Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister after BJP had decided to withdraw its support to the JD(S)-led coalition. He predicted that BJP would win more than 150 seats in the coming assembly elections, while JD(S) would be 'wiped out'.

State BJP president D V Sadananda Gowda said the good work done by Mr Yeddyurappa as Deputy Chief Minister would be continued if BJP was elected to power.

After receiving the BJP flag Mr G T Deve Gowda, in his emotional speech, explained how JD(S) 'plotted' the fall of BJP-led government in the state.

"I was only the person who voiced against the decision of the JD(S) in legislative party meeting. For this I was sidelined by Mr Gowda and his sons - Mr Kumaraswamy and Mr H D Revanna, he said.

He also appealed to other JD(S) leaders who opposed the party decision on sharing of power issue to come out and join the BJP. "I appeal to Mr M P Prakash and his friends who has quit JD(S) not to join hands with the Congress, which had not done much to the people despite ruling the states more then 40 years.

Thousands of the supporters of Mr G T Deve Gowda, including Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat members joined the BJP on the occasion.

UNI

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