Bangalore, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today campaigned for BJP Candidate Ananth Kumar in Bangalore South, his once political opponent within the party, and expressed confidence that the party will sweep all the three seats in the city in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to reporters, he said the voters were fully favouring party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to become the next Prime Minister and the BJP in Karnataka will contribute handsomely winning at least 20 out of 28 seats.

'I have campaigned across Bangalore South segments and people are in full favour of BJP stalwart Ananth Kumar win for the sixth time in a row. Similarly Mr Sadananda Gowda (Bangalore North) and Mr P C Mohan (Bangalore Central) are well set to win for the party in the other two city segments,' he said.

He said the ten-year-long 'misrule' of the UPA government should end with this election. 'Even Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, being a Congressman, is not convinced with the way the Congress-led combine at the Centre has performed. So people will give a decisive verdict in favour of BJP this time,' he predicted.

He said he had so far campaigned in 15 Lok Sabha segments out of 28 in the state and saw people very receptive of the five year BJP rule in Karnataka earlier. However, they were now unhappy that development suffered under the one year long Congress rule.

Mr Yeddyurappa said Congress fielding its team for the Lok Sabha polls without naming its prime ministerial candidate was akin to sending a football team without a goal keeper.

He accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of issuing statements under duress due to intense fear of a Congress defeat in the coming election.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)