KARNATAKA

People disillusioned with Govt.: Bangarappa

CHITRADURGA, MARCH 17. The former Chief Minister and president of the State unit of the Samajwadi Party, S. Bangarappa, said at a press conference here on Wednesday, that he expects a change in the political scenario in the State after the budget session of the Assembly.

The people of the state are disillusioned with the coalition Government as it has failed to implement any pro-people schemes in its 10-month tenure, he said.

The internal bickering in the Congress, the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Bharatiya Janata party has appalled the people. The former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda and Janardhana Poojary have repeatedly told their respective party workers to be prepared for fresh elections. This has caused a lot of confusion and pointed at the conflict of interests in the administration. This may result in the collapse of the Government, he said.

`No tie-up'

Mr. Bangarappa said that the Samajawadi Party will not tie up with other parties, be it at the Central level, in the State or for local body elections. The party will put up its candidates in all constituencies.

He expected the by-election to the Shimoga Parliamentary Constituency to be held in the last week of May and expressed his desire to contest from there.

Mr. Bangarappa said that he will strengthen the party and popularise the cycle symbol throughout the State.

He said he expects a large turnout at the rally in Bangalore on March 25.

He said he has toured 12 districts and gathered feedback about the new party.

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