'Coalition govt will not last after poll'

'Coalition govt will not last after poll'

BJP's election campaign in-charge R Ashoka takes part in a campaign in Mangaluru.

BJP’s election campaign in-charge R Ashoka said, the distrust and infighting over the allocation of seats for the Lok Sabha elections between the Congress and JD(S) have weakened the coalition government.

Ashoka told on Saturday that JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda’s statement clearly indicates that all is not well within the coalition. On the other hand, JD(S) workers were not campaigning for Congress in Chikkaballapur. The coalition government is confined among few men including D K Shivkumar, G Parameshwara, H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy.

“It looks like the coalition government will not last long after the elections. The police booked cases, when slogans in favour of Modi were raised at Rahul Gandhi’s rally. Now, slogans have been raised in favour of Modi during a meeting at MLA Putte Gowda’s house. There is a Modi wave across the country,” he emphasised. The voters in the state will teach a lesson to JD(S) and Congress in Karnataka.

The BJP is accused of engaging in religion based politics. But Congress president runs to the temple when elections are nearing. Ashoka came down heavily on the withdrawal of cases including assault on Hindu women in Ulaibettu in Mangaluru. “Is it not an attempt to woo a particular religion?” he questioned.

Modi rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally has been organised at different parts of the state. The rally will be held in Chitradurga and Mysuru on April 9 and at Gangavathi on April 12, Mangaluru and Bengaluru on April 13 and Bagalkot and Chikkodi on April 18.

The BJP had extended support to Sumalatha Ambareesh, contesting as an Independent from Mandya. However, it is yet to take a decision on campaigning for her. “The Chief Minister, former MP and MLAs are sparing no efforts to defeat her in Mandya,” he added.