Once again hinting at efforts to install the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the State after the announcement of Lok Sabha election results on May 23, BJP State unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa said that his party would register a landslide victory nationwide in the Lok Sabha elections and these results would impact the political atmosphere in the State.
He was speaking to mediapersons at Chandapur village in Chincholi taluk, Kalaburagi district, on Monday. His visit was part of his election campaign in favour of the party candidate Avinash Jadhav in Chincholi Assembly segment where bypolls are scheduled for May 19.
“The BJP would register an impressive win in the Lok Sabha elections. Many national leaders of Congress, including M. Mallikarjun Kharge, Veerappa Moily and K.H. Muniyappa, would bite the dust. After the landslide victory for the BJP across the country, the coalition government in the State would have to face the heat,” he said and exuded the confidence that his party candidate in Kalaburagi Lok Sabha constituency Umesh Jadhav would emerge the winner.
In an attempt to impress voters in the Chincholi Assembly segment, the former Chief Minister assured that his party would, upon coming to power, make all efforts to restart the Chincholi Sugar Factory, which was closed a decade ago.
“Besides, we would sanction adequate funds for the development of villages in the newly declared Kalagi taluk in the district,” he said.
Accusing the coalition government in the State of turning a blind eye to the plight of farmers, Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the people are angry with the coalition government and will teach a lesson to both the parties, the Congress and the Janata Dal(S).
“As many as 174 taluks are facing severe drought in the State and the government has failed to address drought-related issues,” he said.
Party leaders V. Somanna, N. Ravikumar, Basavanagowda Patil Yatnal, Baburao Chinchansur, Sunil Vallyapure, Subhash Guttedar, Basavaraj Mattimud, Dattatreya Patil Revoor and others were present.