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Garnering support: Minister for Major and Medium Irrigation Basavaraj Bommai and MP Pralhad Joshi at the inauguration of a BJP workers’ convention in Hubli on Sunday.
Garnering support: Minister for Major and Medium Irrigation Basavaraj Bommai and MP Pralhad Joshi at the inauguration of a BJP workers’ convention in Hubli on Sunday.

Staff Correspondent

BJP has faith in people’s power, says Basavaraj Bommai

HUBLI: Dharwad North MP Pralhad Joshi has said that the Congress was thinking about Bharat Nirman after ruling the country for nearly six decades.

He was addressing a convention of booth-level BJP activists of the Hubli-Dharwad Central Assembly constituency, at R.N. Shetty Kalyanmantap here on Sunday.

Mr. Joshi, who seeking re-election from the constituency (now named Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency), said that the all these years the Congress made efforts only to remain in power and to divide people on the basis of religion to protect its vote bank.

He said that the Congress, which claimed to be the saviour of the poor and the oppressed, was only giving assurance to people.

Mr. Joshi said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government was responsible for the all the problems that people of the country were facing. He charged that the UPA Government even tried to divide the armed forces on the basis of religion by carrying out a survey. However, it did not succeed because of strong opposition from the armed forces, Mr. Joshi said.

Minister for Major and Medium Irrigation Basavaraj Bommai said that manifesto of the Congress was only restricted to elections.

Criticising the UPA Government for its “anti-people” and “anti-national” policies, Mr. Bommai said that while the Congress was banking on the issue of nuclear power to win the elections, the BJP had faith in the “people’s power”.

He charged that the Congress had acted against the interests of the country, and it should be taught a lesson in the elections.

Chairman of the North-west Karnataka Road Transport Corporation Mallikarjun Savakar was among those who spoke. Mayor Viranna Savadi presided over the function. BJP leaders including Pradip Shettar, Lingaraj Patil, Shivanna Halyal and Balu Magajikondi participated in the convention.

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