Yeddy claims success in BJP demolition in ULB Polls
Bangalore, Mar 12 : Unmindful of the devastating show at the Urban Local Body elections, Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today basked in the glory of succeeding in demolision of the ruling BJP at the hustings.
Talking to newsmen here, he said, "the Party's first operation of making sure that the ruling BJP was defeated badly in the Urban Local Body elections was a success and we will now concentrate on ensuring a better show in the Assembly elections."
The ULB elections, covering a fifth of the state voters, was seen as a pointer to the Assembly elections and Congress had grabbed as many as 40 per cent of the nearly 5000 wards in 208 Urban Local Bodies.
The BJP fared poorly in mustering only 905 wards and finished a distant second along with Janata Dal (Secular) of Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda which also ended with a same tally.
Mr Yeddyurappa downplayed the bad performance of his party and said his aim was to ensure defeat of the BJP which had betrayed him and a section of the party leaders conspired against him and threw him out of the party.
The second operation will be to perform credibly in the Assembly Elections and form his own government, he claimed.