BJP will return to power, says Jagadish Shettar

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‘People aware of development works taken up in last five years’

SEEKING SUPPORT:Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar speaking at an election meeting in Chitradurgaon Friday.
SEEKING SUPPORT:Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar speaking at an election meeting in Chitradurgaon Friday.

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that the BJP will once again come to power in the State as people are aware of development projects taken up by it in the last five years amidst several impediments.

Speaking at an election meeting at Hosadurga on Friday, Mr. Shettar said that going by the response the BJP leaders were getting during their campaign, it was clear that the prospects of the party in the Assembly elections would not be affected by the exit of some leaders like the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa from the party. “The party has been receiving overwhelming response from people everywhere, including the Hyderabad Karnataka region, Mysore and Davangere distracts,” he said.

Although many leaders had left the BJP owing to some differences of opinion, its supporters and workers had remained with the party. “In the last five years, the BJP has taken up several development schemes, which no other party had done in the last six decades. People are aware of the discipline and the positive approach of BJP leaders,” he said.

Mr. Shettar said that twelve leaders had tried to topple the government after he took over as Chief Minister. However, they could not succeed. There were many experienced leaders in the party, who knew how to tackle such situations and that is why, the BJP was able to complete its full term successfully, he said.

Janardhana Swmy, MP, said in his address that the BJP government had implemented the Upper Bhadra project which was pending for several decades. It had allocated Rs. 6,000 crore for completing an irrigation project and even released Rs. 700 crore to commence the work. Meanwhile, the authorities concerned had acquired 5,031 hectares of the 5,300 hectares of land required for the project. Suitable compensation had been paid to farmers while acquiring their land. Once completed, the project would irrigate thousands of hectares of land in the region and provide drinking water to people, he said.

In the last five years, the BJP government had taken up development projects worth Rs. 17,500 crore, including grants of Union government under different schemes. Some prestigious organisations like the Indian Space Research Organisation and the Defence Research and Development Organisation had come up in Chitradurga district. Recently, 1,000 acres of land had been provided to a solar energy plant in the district. “However, Congress leaders are misguiding people by stating that development work had come to a standstill in the State during BJP regime,” he said.

BJP candidate in Hosadurga Assembly constituency M. Lakshman spoke.

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