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Updated: May 22, 2013 09:47 IST

BJP to organise ‘jail bharo’ agitation on May 27

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The former Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
The Hindu The former Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

The former State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the former Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa has said that the party will organise ‘jail bharo’ agitation on May 27 in protest against the “anti-people policies of the Centre”.

Speaking at a meeting of BJP workers in Tumkur on Tuesday, Mr. Eshwarappa said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should resign as his government is facing several corruption charges.

Mr. Eshwarappa called upon BJP workers to prepare for Lok Sabha elections. He said that the BJP failed to win the required number of seats in the Assembly elections because people were fed up of corruption in the BJP government and infighting and groupism in the party. The votes got divided between the BJP and the Karnataka Janata Paksha, and in the process, the Congress got a clear majority.

He said losing election is not new for the BJP and the aim of the BJP is not just winning elections.

He said it is left to the BJP national leaders to bring back the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to the BJP, but national president of BJP Rajnath Singh and senior leader Venkaiah Naidu had already said that there is no question of bringing Mr. Yeddyurappa back to the BJP.

The former Minister S. Shivanna and the former MLA B.C. Nagesh were present.

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