Hold K'taka elections in Feb: BJP to EC

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Mangalore, Dec 4: Karnataka BJP Unit President D V Sadananda Gowda today urged the Election Commission to hold elections to the State Assembly in February 2008.

Addressing the press persons here, he said that "February would be most suitable period to hold the elections as annual examinations were slated during April and May and with the onset of summer it was not conducive to hold the election." Alleging that the Congress party was making its all out efforts to postpone the dates of the elections, Mr Gowda urged the Election Commission to not to succumb to any such pressures.

Mr Gowda reiterated that BJP would not have any truck with any other political parties and fight the elections to all 224 seats on its own. "Even after the elections, the party would not enter into any understanding with any other party," he announced.

Replying a query, he said that former minister G T Devegowda, who had shown inclination to join BJP, had sought a week time to take a final decision after discussing the issue with his followers.


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