Yashwant Sinha predicts political polarisation

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

Addressing a 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 Deve Gowda who had betrayed the party on power sharing issue.

''Mr Gowda is more dangerous than any other political leader in the country. He masterminded the fall of the seven-day BJP-led coalition government in Karnataka. People of the state have lost faith in JD(S) and 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 the BJP would help the party strengthen its base in the area.

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

Demanding an inquiry into all 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 said the party would win more than 150 seats in the coming assembly elections, while the 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 speech, explained how the JD(S) 'plotted' the fall of the BJP-led government in the state.

''I was the only person who voiced against the decision of the JD(S) in a 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.


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