KJP will fill void of strong regional party in Karnataka: Yeddy
Bangalore, Mar 14: It's poor showing in recent Urban Local Body elections notwithstanding, Karnataka Janata Party President B S Yeddyurappa today said his party was capable of emerging as a strong regional party in the state as it was attracting notable leaders from other prominent parties.
Speaking at a party convention to honour the candidates who had won 'as well as lost' in the ULB polls, the former chief minister said he had 'never failed' in his political calculations during his 40-year-old public life and was confident that KJP will storm to power when Assembly elections are held in Karnataka during May this year.
Giving an example, he said he had refused to become the Chief Minister in the JD(S)-BJP coalition government in 2008 and sought dissolution of Assembly and later won an unprecedented 110 seats in 224-member Assembly for the BJP and a record 19 Lok Sabha seats out of 28 in the state.
"There is a need for strong regional outfit like it is in West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Punjab and other states. KJP can fill this void as Janata Dal(S) always indulges in negative politics. While Congress is known for opportunistic politics, you can forget about BJP as it is a spent force in the state after I left the party," he claimed.