BJP will win majority on its own: Yeddyurappa

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Udupi, Apr 2 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa today expressed confidence that his party would win a majority on its own and form the next government in Karnataka.

Expressing happiness over the Election Commission announcing the dates for the dissolved state assembly to be held in three phases in May, he said the BJP's stand was that a popular government should be installed at the soonest and appreciated ECs move of 'upholding the democracy in the country'.

Speaking to reporters here he said the candidates list of his party had been prepared and the top leaders including Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members would meet in Bangalore tomorrow to decided on a early announcement of the list.

The party would finalise the list of the candidates and send it to the central election committee of the party within next three days.

He said the Congress' 'ploy' to get the elections postponed beyond May did not work as the EC struck to the norms and did not bend to the pressure tactics of that party.

"Congress has realised that it would lose badly in the coming elections. Now it has no way but to go to the people. But what will it project. What has it achieved during its 40 year long rule when compared to our achievement when we were in power for 20 months in the state," he asked.

Mr Yeddyurappa said the party would fight elections alone and would not have poll alliance with any other party.

"The state party leaders have also made clear to the central committee of the party about the strong sentiments of the party workers on contesting independently to all constituencies without entering into any alliance with other parties," he said.

He said that after resigning to the Chief Minister in November, he had toured 110 assembly constituencies where he received overwhelming response for the BJP from the people.

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