‘Will hold talks with my MLAs soon on its fate’
Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) president B.S. Yeddyurappa has said he will hold discussions with MLAs loyal to him in the next three or four days to decide the fate of the Bharatiya Janata Party government.
He said the administration in the State had collapsed and the government should go.
Speaking at a meet-the-press programme organised by the Mysore District Journalists’ Association here, he said there was “a coalition” government in the State, as the MLAs backing him were in the government. But, the BJP leaders were refusing to accept this. “Therefore, I have demanded Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to dissolve the Assembly and face elections,” he said.
Mr. Yeddyurappa refused to reply to questions on the BJP’s efforts to woo the 14 MLAs who attended the Haveri convention. About rumours of a “clandestine understanding” with the Congress, Mr. Yeddyurappa replying in the negative said: “the question of pre-poll alliance with the Congress, BJP or other parties would not arise at all.”
On his criticism of regional parties when he was in power, Mr. Yeddyurappa said that recent political developments in the State made him realise that national parties were losing their identity and the future of the regional parties was bright. “States where regional parties are in power get justice on many issues,” he said, citing Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. “Some States get benefits from the Centre, while States such as Karnataka were deprived of them,” he said. Earlier, Mr. Yeddyurappa received a rousing welcome from his supporters at the tollgate on the Bangalore–Mysore Highway here.
‘The future of regional parties is bright’ ‘No question of pre-poll alliance with other parties’
‘The future of regional parties
‘No question of pre-poll alliance with other parties’