Will get a clear majority: Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar

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Bangalore, April 30: Karnataka chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Tuesday that the development work in the state had been managed well by the BJP government in the last five years. To a question that Karnataka has slumped in terms of gross domestic product, the CM said the development in Karnataka has been visible and it was not right to make such conclusion.

On the question of corruption, Shettar said some incidents had taken place but the period after B S Yeddyurappa did not see any corruption in the state. He said the government had taken timely action against all the tainted ministers. The CM said the tainted ministers are not with the party anymore.

Speaking to a news channel, Shettar said Bangalore is the safest city in India and its infrastructure has been looked after in the last five years. He said traffic problem is not unique in Bangalore and the Metro railway has done wonder in this regard. On the question of Bangalore turning from 'Garden City' into 'Garbage City', Shettar said the government has taken all measures for proper disposal of garbage.

Has Yeddyurappa's exit hit the BJP hard? To this question, Shettar said the KJP leader's departure is not going to affect the BJP's prospects in the upcoming May 5 election. On Deputy Chief Minister Eswarappa's 'Love Jihad' remark, the CM said the remark was made in a separate context and not a general one. He said the deputy chief minister made the remark on the context of 'love' as brainwashing.

On the closing down of pubs in Bangalore at 11 pm, the chief minister said it is because of safety reasons. He said the citizens were happy with the situation.

When asked whether the party had limited the number of campaign of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Karnataka, the CM said there was nothing of that sort. He said all heavyweight BJP leaders were campaigning in the state and Modi was also one of them.

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