Yediyurappa ruled out re-alliance with JD(S)

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Bangalore, Oct 09: Former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader B S Yediyurappa today ruled out any rapprochement with erstwhile coalition partner Janata Dal(Secular), which refused to honour the political pact entered with BJP.

Mr Yediyurappa who cut short his party's 'Dharma Yudha' against JD(S), last evening amidst the rumours of re-union between two coalition partners again told newsmen here that the party was prepared to face a mid term poll and come to power on its own strength.

He said the party would explain to the people the betrayal of the JD(S) and the injustice metted out to it. The anti-JD(S) campaign which took off from Tumkur yesterday would continue and public meetings has been organised in all towns and villages in Karnataka.

Replying to a question about unhappiness expressed by some JD(S) legislators for not handing over power to the BJP as promised he said they would be invited to join his party. "They would accommodated in the party suitably" he said.

State BJP president D V Sadananda Gowda, who was also present on the occasion criticised both former Prime minister H D Deve Gowda and former Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy for ditching BJP after allowing to complete first 20-months term of heading the coalition government. "People would teach a bitter lesson to them" he said.


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