Venkaiah Naidu predicts fall of UPA Government
Bangalore, Mar 25: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu today forecast the imminent fall of Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre after Assembly Elections to the Five States in May.
Speaking at a function to mark the takingover of Mr Sadananda Gowda as new President of State BJP here, Mr Naidu urged the partymen to gear up for elections.
He claimed that ''not even a Single youth was provided job after announcement of Job Guarantee Scheme by the UPA, prices of essential commodities were sky rocketing but the government is sleeping." Calling upon the workers to strictly maintain discipline, Mr Naidu said that " due to wrong doings by one or two workers the party's image has gone down. We should maintain discipline and follow the Party constitution strictly." Terming Congress President Sonia Gandhi resignnation from the Lok Sabha as a 'big drama', Mr Naidu said that ''she quit fearing that she may be disqualified''. It was Congress which raised the Ms Jaya Bachan issue and paid for it he added.
BJP National General Secretary, incharge of Karnataka, T Ghelot, in his address said the BJP in Karnataka has succeeded not only in forming the coalition government along the Janata Dal (Secular) but also proved its ability by presenting a populour Budget. ''No State in the country has come forward to reduce the interest rates to farmers to four per cent and schemes aimed at empowering Girls child and I am confident of this coalition government will complete full term in the office.
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa speaking on teh occasion said would soon lead a delegation to Gujarat to study power reforms undertaken in that State and implement the reforms to ensure at least 18 hour power supply was maintained in rural areas.
Mr Sadananada Gowda, who took over the reins from Mr Jagadish Shettar, assured to work for strengthening the party at grassroot level and take all the workers into confidence.