Karnataka: Shettar challenges Yeddyurappa to topple BJP govt

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Bangalore, Dec 11: War of words has ensued between former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa and incumbent Jagadish Shettar in Karnataka. The 70-year-old leader who had launched his new political party Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) in Haveri on Sunday, Dec 9 had weakened the BJP government in the state. 

Now, Shettar has challenged Yeddyurappa to topple BJP government in the state.

A confident Shettar said on Monday said the BJP government has the numbers and, if the Opposition parties were keen, they could move a no-confidence motion in the Assembly. "My government will complete its term," he added.

Shettar added the BJP's central leadership will initiate action against legislators and MPs who participated in the KJP rally in Haveri.

Shettar told media persons that the list of the MLAs, MLCs and MPs who attended the Haveri convention has been sent to the central leadership. Does the launch of Yeddyurappa's party signal the doom of BJP in Karnataka? It was under Yeddyurappa's leadership BJP succeeded in forming its government in Karnataka for the first time, almost five years back.

Yeddyurappa said that the KJP would be contesting all seats (224 constituencies) in the next Assembly elections and that the party had finalised a list of 100 candidates. "I will prove that the KJP is a party with a difference," he said.

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