BJP win in Haryana, Maharashtra polls to impact Karnataka politics: Jagadish Shettar

Bangalore, Oct 21: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday said BJP's victory in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections will have its bearing on state politics.

"BJP's performance in Lok Sabha elections was a major step towards Congress free India, now it has been repeated in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections. This will have its effect on Karnataka politics," Shettar told reporters.

"This election was crucial; people have voted in favour of BJP. It has created a political impact; political polarisation has already started and will definitely have its impact on Karnataka politics," he said.

"We can expect major changes in the state politics," he said.

Commenting on the state government's decision to reject the judicial commission report on church attacks in 2000, Setter termed the move as "vote bank politics" with an intention to appease people from minority community.

Rejecting the Justice Somashekhar Commission report on the church attacks, the Karnataka cabinet had last week decided to ask the home department to take action, as per the recommendations of National Human Rights Commission, against those involved in the attacks.


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