Press Esc to close
Friday 27 May 2016
News updated at 9:58 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.2°C
Min : 22.2°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

BJP, BSY put up united front

Bangalore, July 15, 2013 DHNS:
B S Yeddyurappa

Efforts to bring back Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) founder B S Yeddyurappa to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have not yielded any result.

However, as a prelude to this, the BJP, KJP and Badava Shramika Raitha Congress (BSR Congress) have begun putting up a united front in the ongoing legislative Assembly session to take on the ruling Congress.

 The development also gives sufficient hint that there is a possibility of reunion before the Lok Sabha elections. 

Take on govt together

The three parties on Monday decided to take on the government together, particularly if the earlier BJP ministry comes under attack in the Assembly.

The initiative has been taken by BJP leaders, who have taken exception to the Congress resorting to the use of forums like the governor’s address to the joint session and the budget document to attack the previous BJP regime.

Monday’s development is being viewed by political observers as a step forward in the three parties getting closer ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to protect each other's political interests. The BJP has 40 members in the Assembly, the KJP six and the BSR Congress four. The Janata Dal-Secular, which too has 40 seats in the Assembly, got the position of the principal opposition party as it clocked a higher vote share.

A meeting on Monday morning attended by senior leaders, including former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, former speaker K G Bopaiah and former minister D N Jeevaraj, among others, felt that the three parties should take on the government together.

It is learnt that KJP president B S Yeddyurappa and BSR Congress president B Sriramulu agreed with BJP leaders’ view when it was communicated to them.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rishi Nair of Florida bites his metal after winning the 2016 National Geographic Bee...

Rishi Nair of Florida bites his metal after winning the 2016 National Geographic Bee...

Vehicles moving on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner...

Vehicles moving on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner...

Buddhist monks protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday against killing of Tsering Tempa...

Buddhist monks protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday against killing of Tsering Tempa...

College girls dressed in traditional attire perform cultural show during anniversary of NDA govt...

College girls dressed in traditional attire perform cultural show during anniversary of NDA govt...

Models walk on a ramp during fashion show of students of National institute of fashion technology...

Models walk on a ramp during fashion show of students of National institute of fashion technology...

President Pranab Mukherjee garlanding the bust of Tagore at Peking University...

President Pranab Mukherjee garlanding the bust of Tagore at Peking University...

Women of a tribal community take part in pitcher race during a tribal festival in Birbhum district..

Women of a tribal community take part in pitcher race during a tribal festival in Birbhum district..

The stray nilgai calf that was running frenzied near the Parliament House being rescued...

The stray nilgai calf that was running frenzied near the Parliament House being rescued...

A baby monkey continue to suckle as its mother try to quench its thirst from a drinking water tap...

A baby monkey continue to suckle as its mother try to quench its thirst from a drinking water tap...

World leaders at the start of the second working session of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima...

World leaders at the start of the second working session of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523