Congress is divided and BSR and KJP have not reached people, he says

The people of the State will support the Bharatiya Janata Party in the coming Assembly elections for a stable and corruption-free government, said Deputy Chief Minister and BJP State unit president K.S. Eshwarappa.

“Owing to the hard work of our workers, the party was able to win 110 Assembly seats in the previous election. The development work undertaken by the State government will help the party improve its performance in the forthcoming Assembly elections,” he said at a district-level convention of party workers here on Sunday. Mr. Eshwarappa said that factionalism had weakened the Congress in the State. The influence of the Janata Dal (Secular) was limited only to four districts in the State. The BSR Congress and Karnataka Janata Paksha had failed to reach the people. The BJP had bright chances of retaining the power, he said.

He admitted that the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s decision to quit the BJP had created apprehension among party workers.

The confusion among the party workers had been cleared now. There would be a direct fight between the BJP and the Congress in the Assembly elections, he said.

Member of Rajya Sabha Ayanur Manjunath said that the rally of the Karnataka Janata Paksha held in Haveri though had generated a lot of curiosity, the party had evoked poor response from the people.

The claim of KJP leaders that they had the support of 60 BJP MLAs had been proved false, he said.