Anything may happen in Karnataka politics after by-poll results : Yeddyurappa
Hubli: Karnataka’s BJP unit president BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday stirred speculation about the stability of the Congress-JDS alliance government, saying that “anything” could happen in the state politics after the by-election results are announced on May 23.
Talking to media persons, Yeddyurappa said: “This government has not fulfilled any promises made to the people. Their agenda is to keep the BJP away from power. After the by-election results are out on May 23, anything can happen.”
Exuding confidence, he said that the BJP would win both the Assembly seats — Chincholi and Kundgol — which are scheduled to go to elections on May 19.
The former Chief Minister claimed that over 20 legislators belonging to the alliance would not support Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led government. “More than 20 MLAs are telling openly that they are not going to support HDK as the CM,” he said.
Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said the BJP will stage a state-wide protest from Monday against what he called “an emergency-like situation” prevalent in the state. He alleged the people having views against the CM and Home Minister M B Patil were being jailed.
“There is an emergency like situation in the state. MB Patil is acting like a dictator. Cases have been filed. People who express their views against the CM and the Home Minister have been sent to jail,” Shettar said.