Special Correspondent

KUDATHINI (Bellary District): Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday termed the sweeping of the elections to three Council seats by the Bharatiya Janata Party as a “befitting reply by people to the non-cooperation of the Opposition parties in bringing about the development of the State”.

Speaking to presspersons after the formal dedication of Bellary Thermal Power Station’s first generating unit to the State here, Mr. Yeddyurappa alleged that the Opposition parties were not cooperating with his Government.

“I hope at least after seeing these results, the Opposition parties will stop talking lightly about the performance of our Government,” he said.

He claimed that the sweeping of the Council elections from the Local Bodies’ Constituency was a clear indication that the people were satisfied with the performance of the Government in the 150 days since it was formed.

It shows that people are happy with the development works taken by us at the grassroots’ level, he said.

Referring to the signing of the memorandum of understanding with the Chhattisgarh government for setting up a pit-head thermal power plant in that State, he said the Karnataka officials were striving for expediting the work.

Reacting to the big victory of the BJP , president of the State unit of the BJP, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, said the Opposition partiesshould work responsibly and cooperate with the Government in development programmes.

Party spokesman Dhananjay Kumar said the result of the election is an indication that the BJP would repeat the same in the byelections to eight seats of the Legislative Assembly to be held shortly.