Karnataka won’t win with Modi wave alone: says BS Yediyurappa
Bengal BJP MLA also gave signs of leaving the party
Addressing the BJP core committee meeting, Yeddyurappa said, “I have a suggestion for all of you. Neither of you should take the opposition lightly. They have their own assessment and strength.”
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that the state cannot be won by the Modi wave alone. He said this while warning his party colleagues in Davangere on Sunday (September 19). BJP Core Committee Meeting Addressing the BJP Core Committee meeting, Yeddyurappa said, “Don’t be under the illusion that we can win all elections by using only PM Modi’s name. It may be easy to win the Lok Sabha elections, but in the state, we cannot depend on it. We have to take development works to the people.
“Do not take the opposition lightly”: Yeddyurappa further said, “I have a suggestion for all of you. Neither of you should take the opposition lightly. He has his own assessment and strength.” The former CM, who hails from the Lingayat community, claimed that some Congress leaders are in touch with some BJP leaders. “You have to walk with confidence without giving any such incident (defection) a chance. We will have to make sincere efforts for the return of the BJP to power with 140 seats in the next assembly elections,” he said.
In Bengal, MLA increased BJP’s tension!: On the other hand, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Krishna Kalyani from Raiganj in West Bengal gave indications of leaving the party. Expressing his displeasure against the party leadership, he said he would soon decide on his political future if his grievances were not addressed.
I am considering options- Kalyani: “I have distanced myself from all party programs and I have given a time limit to resolve the issues, otherwise I will have to think,” he further said to reporters in Kolkata. Kalyani did not elaborate on her complaints. Asked whether he would join any other party, Kalyani said he is looking at options and will make his decision public at an appropriate time.
Babul-Roy has already given a setback: Let us inform that after the results of the Bengal elections on May 2, four MLAs, including MPs Babul Supriyo and Mukul Roy, have left the BJP to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC). “It has to be seen under what circumstances they are leaving the party,” Kalyani said. The TMC district leadership in Uttar Dinajpur said they would welcome Kalyani to the party.
Life has opened a new path – Babul: Former Union Minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo, who left the BJP and joined TMC in Bengal, said that life has opened a new path for him rather than the fear of being “retired hurt” from public affairs. The way has been opened. Supriyo said he does not have to prove anything to anyone and has been doing grassroots politics ever since he became an MP from Asansol in 2014 on a BJP ticket.
Didi gave Supriyo a lift: “While I was waiting for my car after a program of the Prime Minister, Didi saw me on my way and offered to give a lift. I agreed as I had to talk about major projects in my constituency. And, when he offered me Jhalmuri, I accepted it. What’s wrong with that?”
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