Karnataka Janata Party to contest all 224 seats in Karnataka Assembly election
Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) will contest all the 224 seats in the next Assembly elections, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said today.
Speaking to newspersons after offering prayers at Mantralaya, near here, he said "as already announced earlier I will take over as KJP President on December 9 at Haveri and will field candidates in all the 224 seats in the next Assembly election." Ruling out possibility of having alliance with Congress, JD(S) in the election, Mr Yeddyurappa said that "the question of electoral alliance with other parties will not arise. But will have talks with Farmers Associations and other organisations according to situations prevailing in the region to have electoral pact." Stating that the role of regional parties in the country is increasing, he expressed confidence of KJP making a success in the coming days.
Replying to a question, he said that though the Lokayukta report had not directly indicted him in its report on illegal iron ore mining in the State, he was forced to resign with Party State President K S Eshwarappa and other leaders sending wrong message to the Central leaders. "Now since I have left BJP, the field is open for them, let them build the party, I will go ahead with building my own party."