BJP will get majority in Karnataka: Advani

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Hubli, May 12: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Opposition leader in the Lok Sabha L K Advani has expressed confidence saying that his party would secure absolute majority in the elections to the Karnataka assembly.

Talking to newsmen at the airport, before emplaning for Delhi, here late last evening, he said there were clear indications after the first phase polling that his party would get majority seats in the next two phases of May 16 and May 22. Mr Advani said after 2004 election, the Congress was loosing its base in almost all states. Uttarkhand, Punjab, Delhi Corporation and Bihar were the examples, where party lost its base and has some force in small states like Goa and Assam but lost badly in Gujarat. He said Karnataka assembly election this time would have a solid impact on the country's political scenario and the BJP would certainly make in roads in southern India.

Replying to a question, Mr Advani said the Congress has totally failed to control terrorist activities in the country and its soft stand against terrorism was the reason behind it. Even after arresting terrorists UPA government was hesitating to take action.

On the Congress making release of dreaded terrorist in Kandhahar plane hijack case as poll plank, Mr Advani said the NDA released the terrorist only to ensure safe release of over hundred passengers traveling on that plane.

Referring to Saturday blast in Hubli court, former deputy prime minister termed it as a security lapse and blamed the authorities concerned for its failure to check such incidents.


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