Bangalore, Feb 18 (PTI) Karnataka Chief Minister B SYeddyurappa today said the Congress-led UPA government has no"moral right to continue in office" in the wake of severalscams.
"Congress has no moral right to continue in office becauseit has made people hang their head in shame because of thescandals that have surfaced to the tune of lakhs of crores,"said Yeddyurappa, who is himself under attack from oppositionparties over allegations of corruption.
Yeddyurappa said that BJP leaders are likely to embark ona "Hatao Congress and desh bachao" campaign soon, as part ofits fight against various scams faced by the UPA.
Addressing volunteers for the party''s rally here onFebruary 20, Yeddyurappa asked them to ensure at least 150 BJPcandidates are elected as MLAs in the next election.
With speculations rife about mid-term polls to theAssembly, Yeddyurappa said the convention was not directed atpoll preparations, but aimed at strengthening the party.
In the backdrop of the rebellion recently faced by thefirst BJP government in the South and disqualification of 11rebel party MLAs, Yeddyurappa told partymen that in the nextelection they should also ensure that only those "committed"to the party and with Sangh Parivar background are elected.
"We can''t make everyone a minister or give them positions.
Those elected should be dedicated to development of theirconstituencies. You take care of the organisation and I willlook after implementation of development programmes in thegovernment," the Chief Minister said.
He also said, "You will see a change in Yeddyurappa fromMarch first week. I will undertake tours in all districts,review development works and also evaluate the performance ofBJP Ministers and MLAs of respective districts".
On the political scene in Karnataka, he said there was atendency among the opposition to make BJP government "a preyfor their survival" and they had been levelling "baselessallegations".
The BJP plans to mobilise about 2.5 lakh workers for therally, which will be addressed by its national President NitinGadkari.