BJP to move SC if assembly polls delayed in Karnataka

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Udupi, Feb 21 (UNI) BJP Karnataka Unit President MP D V Sadananda Gowda today said the party was waiting for the announcement of final voters list and if the election to the state assembly was further delayed, it would move the Supreme Court, seeking direction to hold an early election.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the party met the Election Commission on Monday and demanded to hold the elections as early as possible. The Commission had expressed that the election process could begin only after the approval from the Centre, he added.

Mr Gowda alleged that the Congress was attempting to postpone the elections even after getting the consent of the President for delimitation, as they were scared of losing the election and its adverse impact on the Lok Sabha polls.

Mr Gowda said the party would tour the entire state to apprise the people about the ulterior motives of the Congress in postponing the polls and stalling the welfare measures initiated during the tenure of the JD(S)-BJP government.

Mr Gowda alleged that the Congress and JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda were silent on terrorist activities in the state and their demand for a CBI inquiry, despite the police doing their best in the investigations, was only to further their vote-bank politics.

He said the party would focus on eradicating terrorism and development as the main issues in the coming assembly polls. The BJP would oppose anti-people projects in the state, he added.

Mr Gowda said he only retaliated to the uncharitable remarks passed by Jnanapeete awardee U R Ananthamurthy on his party.


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