Janardhana Poojary vows to quit politics if people won't vote against BJP

Former Union minister B Janardhana Poojary on Monday offered to retire from politics, if people do not vote against BJP-led NDA government at the Centre in the next General Elections.

Poojary, who launched a scathing attack against Modi for failing to keep his promises made ahead of the parliamentary elections, chose to remind the latter on the delay in initiating stringent action against terror suspects Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and Masood Azhar, the Jaish-e-Mohammed leader.

Demanding the prime minister to tender apology for reneging on the promises made, he said, “It’s easy to make rhetoric and fool the people around with your speech. Is it not breach of trust,” he questioned.

Answering a query on charges levelled by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Poojary said, “I am also waiting for Yeddyurappa to prove his charges with documentary evidence.”

On the complaint made by a section of party leaders against three senior leaders of the party including himself (Poojary), former Union minister C K Jaffer Sharief and former MP A H Vishwanath from Mysuru, Poojary dared the authorities concerned to initiate action.

He also predicted the downfall of Siddaramaiah if he fails to initiate action against Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi whose house and offices were raided by income tax sleuths recently.

Replying to a query, he defended the then prime minister Indira Gandhi for imposing emergency in 1975 for the sake of protecting democracy that constitutes none other than the people in general. Or else, the country would have witnessed a revolution like that of France and other countries due to political instability, he claimed.

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