Bangalore, Apr 14 UNI | 3 months ago

BJP National General Secretary and its candidate in high-profile Bangalore South, H N Ananth Kumar, today said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was 'counting days' as Congress is set for a debacle in the April 17 election to the Lok Sabha in Karnataka.

Speaking at the meet-the-press organised by Press Club of Bangalore and Bangalore Reporters' Guild here, he said, 'Congress will not cross double digit figure in this year's Lok Sabha election in all over the country.

'Similarly, in Karnataka, it will not cross single digit and this will trigger the end of Mr Siddaramaiah as the Chief Minister.'

Mr Kumar said Congress debacle will result in BJP winning more than 272 seats, the half way mark, on its own and form the NDA Government at the Centre under the leadership of Mr Narendra Modi.

"UPA Government is on its last legs. It has failed in all fronts and it suffered from major scams, lack of leadership, a hallow administration and took the country to the brink of economic bankruptcy.

"People will teach Congress the right lesson this time," he claimed.

He charged that Congress had no national issues to seek votes and was harping on local issues like drainage, roads and other local issues.

He said Mr Modi had evoked overwhelming support from the people in major states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some other states and BJP had a good chance to win 20 out of 28 seats in Karnataka.

Mr Kumar, who is seeking a record sixth term from Bangalore South, ridiculed claims of his Congress opponent Nandan Nilekani of gaining ground on him and would win the election.

"Mr Nilekani knows nothing about the problems faced by the common people," he added.

He said BJP was in a better position to make new ground in South and it will open its account in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

It would also make its presence felt and win seats in West Bengal, he added.

(Posted on 14-04-2014)