Hubli, Apr 2 UNI | 4 months ago

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that in the absence of an effective leader, Congress will lose power in Karnataka after the current Lok Sabha election.

Addressing reporters here during his two-day campaign in Dharwad Parliamentary constituency, he said Congress lacked an effective leader.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his inability to assume power again and most of the senior-most leaders of that party have expressed their unwillingness to contest the election, giving a signal that Congress was a sinking party, he alleged.

He said the credentials of BJP during its last five year tenure in Karnataka has been a pointer to the development that it had achieved and the present Congress led Government has been claiming this success as it own.

The present Government under the leadership of Siddaramaiah has been facing Rs 20,000 crore deficit budget and there was nothing in the treasure to further the development activities which remained at standstill. 'The expectations of the people of Karnataka has been belied in Congress led Government of Karnataka and people are totally disillusioned,' he said.

Mr Yeddyurappa expressed confidence that the BJP will rule the country this time under the leadership of Narendra Modi.

He said that there is only Modi wave and nothing else. So far as Karnataka was concerned, BJP will sweep this election, he added.

He said so far as the remarks of Mr Siddaramaiah, he would not like to make any comment, adding 'let God save him.'

He said people have strong belief in him even though he had deserted the party earlier and now rejoined it. He has always cherished the values and BJP has regained its values under Mr Modi and he would support him. He has received warm welcome everywhere as BJP leader and none expressed their displeasure over the last political development, Mr Yeddyurappa said.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)