BJP should not let anti-Cong votes to divide: JD(U)

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Bangalore, Apr 10: Reluctance on part of the BJP not to align with its NDA partner Janata Dal(U) in Karnataka will result in division of anti-Congress votes in the coming assembly election, JD(U) state unit General Secretary G K C Reddy said today.

Speaking to reporters, he said the party unit in the state had sent a list of 54 candidates for the 89 constituencies in the first phase polls to party supremo Sharad Yadav.

If the BJP struck to its plans not to enter into a poll pact with JD(U), like it did on the national level, his party would fight the elections on its own strength, he said.

"If BJP does not want to have any honourable seat arrangement with us, it will be solely responsible for weakening the NDA in Karnataka. If the poll alliance will not come through we would announce the candidates for the first phase in three to four days," he said.

Mr Reddy flayed the 'big brotherly' attitude of the state unit of the BJP and said it would be held responsible for the failure to bring the non-Congress forces together.

Contrary the statement made by central leaders, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had stated that the BJP will contest in the coming elections alone and will not have any pact with its NDA ally.

He had said the party leadership in Karnataka would convince the central leaders in this regard.

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