UPA delayed nod for delimitation to hold up polls: BJP

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Hubli,Karnataka, Feb 20 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary Anantkumar today accused the UPA Government of being instrumental in ''murdering democracy'' by delaying the President's assent for delimitation of constituencies.

Talking to newspersons here, he said though the notification for the delimitation was ready in November 2007, the UPA Government delayed getting the President's assent by three months with 'single motive of postponing elections in Karnataka.' To a question, he alleged that the people of Karnataka were ready for elections in May this year but fearing that the BJP might come to power, the whole exercise was delayed.

He said his party would raise classical language status for Kannada, jobs for Kannadigas, border dispute and terrorism in the State during the forthcoming Parliament session scheduled to begin on February 25.

The second political polarisation had began in the state against the Congress with leaders like Basavaraj Bommai, MLC, joining the BJP. The first polarization commenced when Ramesh Jigajinagi, P C Gaddigoudar and K B Shanappa joined BJP few years back, he claimed.

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