Cong-JD(S) alliance will do more harm: DV


Addressing a press meet on Wednesday, he said “after BJP came to power in the State, Congress-JD(S) have entered into alliance for various elections. The alliance for MLC election is not new. Even earlier, they had entered into alliance from the backstage. Now they have openly entered into an alliance. Its nothing but ‘opportunist politics.’ BJP has the power to put up with the operation of the both the parties.”

“There is good scope for BJP in the State. BJP government has given importance to local bodies. Gram Panchayat members are also given annual honorraium of Rs 250 per month. All the Panchayat members will support,” he said.

He predicted winning 12 to 15 seats in Council. “With this, we will have upper hand in Upper House as well,” he added.

Gowda said: “The recent dissidence in BJP was highly discussed matter within JD(S)-Congress. However, the cabinet meeting has taken most crucial decisions regarding flood relief in the State. The differences of opinion within the party was only temporary and we believe that people have forgotten it.”

He said “The internal squabble in BJP should have been sorted out within 2-3 days. However, it took nearly 10-12 days to solve. This has affected the party. We have accepted it before the public as well. The internal squabble has hurt the sentiments of the party workers. Co-ordination committee has been constituted to see that such confusions do not occur again. In future, all the confusion within the party will be discussed in the co-ordination committee.”

To a query on the collapse of State government as predicted by the opposition, Gowda said “BJP government is safe and will complete five year term.

The recent developments in the party has given us guidelines.”

‘I will not contest again after this term’

“I am planning not to contest the election after completing MP term,” said BJP State President D V Sadananda Gowda.

He said “my parents had not even dreamt that I will become MLA one day. However, I was elected as MLA twice. As an elected MP twice, I have tried to solve hundreds of problems. As a BJP State President, I have discharged my duty properly. I do not have any aspirations.”

“My term as state president will end on January 4. In the future, I will work sincerely, if any responsibility is given to me by the party. However, I will be in active politics, even if I do not contest the election,” he said.

There are many aspirants including two ministers for the post of State president. With the consent of all, we will elect a suitable candidate, he added.

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