Coalition Government Won’t Last Beyond LS Polls: BSY

Apr 16, 2019

Mysuru: State BJP President and former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) has said that the JD(S)-Congress Coalition Government will not last beyond the Lok Sabha polls.

Speaking at a meeting of Party Pramukhs (leaders) organised by the city unit of the BJP at Aradhya Mahasabha in Chamundipuram here on Sunday, Yeddyurappa said he was thrilled on seeing the huge crowd at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Maharaja’s College Grounds recently.

Asserting that the BJP would win 300 plus seats in the LS polls, BSY said the State BJP was hopeful of winning 22 seats and one among them is Mysuru-Kodagu LS seat.

Claiming that over 20 Congress Legislators would jump ship once the LS elections are over, BSY reiterated that the life of the Coalition Government would end with the 2019 polls.

Accusing Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of running a ‘Tughlaq Durbar’, the State BJP Chief expressed concern over alleged JD(S) plans to spend Rs. 150 crore for winning Mandya LS seat, in which the CM’s son Nikhil is contesting on a JD(S) ticket as the coalition candidate.

Alleging that the JD(S) was engaged in large scale poll malpractices to win in Hassan and Tumakuru as well, he said that the electorate will teach a bitter lesson to Coalition Government in the LS polls.

Maintaining that the Congress has no right to speak about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as it was the Congress which had insulted him time and again, Yeddyurappa questioned why the Congress did not honour Dr. Ambedkar with ‘Bharat Ratna.’

On senior BJP leader V. Sreenivasa Prasad’s candidature from Chamarajanagar, BSY said that though Prasad was unwilling to contest, he chose to enter the fray following directions from the party High Command.

Lashing out at the Congress for making attempts to divide Veerashaiva-Lingayat Community, Yeddyurappa asked the party workers to ensure victory of Pratap Simha in Mysuru-Kodagu and Sreenivasa Prasad in Chamarajanagar LS seats.

Source: Star of Mysore