Bypoll outcome, deciding factor for BJP rule: Kumaraswamy

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Bangalore, Oct 4 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said the outcome of by-elections to eight Assembly seats will be a deciding factor in the stability of the ruling BJP government in the state.

Speaking at a meet the press programme organised by the Bangalore Press Club, he said voters would evaluate the performance of the BJP government which had failed on all fronts.

''No state government in the past has performed so miserably like the BJP in its initial 100 days in office and the voters would take this into consideration,'' he said.

It would be an uphill task for the BJP government to complete its full term if it loses the upcoming by-elections, he said.

The JD(S) had approached central leaders of the Congress for forging an alliance to contest the by-elections but the state leaders were opposing it. However, efforts were on to convince the local leaders too, he added.

Of the eight seats, seven fell vacant due to the resignation of MLAs, who joined the BJP, while the other seat was caused following the death of the legislator last month.

The elections were likely to be held in December.

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