Hubli, May 13 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national General Secretary and party incharge of Karnataka assembly elections Arun Jaitley asserted today that the Congress would not get even the number of seats it got in 2004 elections, this time.
Addressing party workers after inaugurating party's Karnataka Central Election Office here, he said the Congress was issueless, directionless and leaderless, besides it has taken up defensive campaigning.
With the Center's four year rule open before the people the Congress was no more a party but a 'coalition,' he said.
Mr Jaitley said the party's soft stand towards terrorists keeping an eye on the vote bank and the price rise to the tune of 150 per cent of essential commodities would cost the Congress this time and it would not even get 65 seats in the election.
"Remember the Congress always made common man pay more for everything," he said.
He said BJP was the front runner for achieving the absolute majority mark and no other party including the Congress was anywhere near the mark. "It's the last stop for BJP before Loka sabha elections, which were just another ten months away", he said and called upon the workers to strive for the success of party nominees.
Expressing hope that the party would fair much better in the second and third phase of elections area, which is a stronghold of the party, Mr Jaitley said the election would be an eye opener for everybody and will bring a new change in the national politics.
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