Byelections not a yardstick for BJP: Karnataka CM

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Bangalore, Nov 24 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa today said the coming byelections to the seven Assembly seats in the State would not be treated as a yardstick to judge the performance of the State Government, which captured power in May.

Talking to newspersons here, the Chief Minister said though the elections were caused following the switching over of MLAs from the Congress and the Janata Dal(Secular) to the BJP, it is well-nigh-impossible to judge the performance of the State Government within a span of six months.

Mr Yeddyurappa ruled out the dropping of the Independents from the cabinet, who had earlier extended their support to the formation of the Government with a simple majority.

The MLAs, who switched over to the BJP would contest from the same constituencies, he added.

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