BJP seeks mandate for development in Karnataka

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Bangalore, May 4 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh today appealed to Karnataka voters to reject those parties which not only practise 'politics of betrayal' but also promote 'opportunism' in the name of power politics, in the ensuing Assembly elections in the state.

Talking to newspersons before leaving to address public meetings here, he said the BJP attaches adequate importance to the elections, as people of the state would reject the politics of betrayal and gross opportunism practiced by the Congress and its fraternity of so called secular parties.

Stating that during recent months the people of Karnataka had a glimpse of certain political parties which not only justified betrayal and opportunism in the name of power politics but also validated blackmailing as an integral part of coalition politics.

Mr Singh urged the voters to teach them bitter lessons in the coming elections. ''I also appeals the people of the state especially the youth to become the votaries of good governance and advocates for a comprehensive development of the state'' he said Assuring that if his party comes to power it will review the performance of the government once in every two years and accommodate the feelings of the people in ensuring inclusive growth in implementing the policies and programmes. ''The party will implement all the promises it had made in its election manifesto if comes to power'' Mr Rajnath Singh said.

Referring to the fall of the BJP government in the state which ultimately led to the imposition of President's rule and the dissolution of the Karnataka Assembly Mr Singh said that ''BJP has been ditched but the party never took any step that may have led to breach of trust''. Stating that as a coalition partner the BJP had fulfilled its commitments towards the Dharma of coalition, Mr Singh criticised that JD(S) leaders have betrayed both the BJP and the people of Karnataka.

Expressing confidence that party will emerge victorious in the coming elections Mr Singh said that party's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa will form the next government in the state.

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