No mid-term polls, will complete full term: Yeddyurappa

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Bangalore, Feb 20 (PTI) Solidly backed by party PresidentNitin Gadkari, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa todaydismissed opposition talk of mid-term polls and asserted thathis government would complete its five-year term.

"Has it come to such a stage to dissolve the House?" askeda combative Chief Minister at a party rally organised to mark1,000 days in office of BJP''s first government in the south.

He asserted that his government would complete its termand "there is no question of mid-term polls."

A few Opposition Congress and JD-S leaders have in recentdays speculated that the government might be contemplatingdissolving the House and facing the electorate.

The opposition in recent months have sought to target thegovernment, which took office in May 2008, hurling allegationsagainst it, Yeddyurappa in particular.

Addressing the rally, Gadkari praised the Yeddyurappagovernment for its development agenda for farmers, poorsections, attracting investment and employment generation.

"The Congress does not feel good we are in power inKarnataka," he said, alleging that the opposition hasrepeatedly tried "through the medium of Governor and alsothrough some other medium" to destabilise the Government.

But people rejected their "propaganda" as evident inresults of the recent zilla and taluk panchayat polls in whichthey showed they are "with BJP, Yeddyurappa and ministers".

Senior BJP leader H N Ananth Kumar also said there is noquestion of a mid-term poll and that the party would completeits term.

Yeddyurappa, turning emotional at times, blastedopposition parties for their "pin-pricks" and below-the-belt"attacks against his government, adding, they are not able todigest the "good work" done.

These parties nurse fears they may have to sit in theopposition for the next 20 years if BJP is allowed to continuein office, he said.

Today''s rally was touted as a show of strength by BJP andpositioned as one to thank people and congratulate partyworkers for their support in successive victories in differentelections.

Yeddyurappa said the Government would organise a GlobalInvestors Meet for the agriculture sector in June forattracting investment of Rs 55,000 crore.

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