We aren’t hermits to keep quiet if chance comes: BJP

We aren’t hermits to keep quiet if chance comes: BJP

BJP leader and former deputy chief minister R Ashoka on Tuesday said his party would stake claim to form the government if the present dispensation falled.

Speaking to reporters here, Ashoka said the BJP would not make any effort to destabilise the coalition government. “But we have information that the government will fall due to internal bickerings. There are too many power centres for it to survive. It that happens, we are not hermits to keep quiet,” he said.

In another part of Bengaluru, BJP state general secretary C T Ravi said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was aware that his government would not survive for long. “He is also aware of the reasons that will lead to the fall of the government. He is trying to create an impression that all is well, but has been very unconvincing at it,” Ravi said.

Meanwhile, BJP MPs, legislators, office-bearers, district presidents, morcha presidents among others started arriving in Bengaluru to attend a special meeting convened by the party on Wednesday.

While the official take is that the meeting is convened to convey the proceedings of the recent BJP national executive meeting to state unit functionaries, it is also likely to discuss the political scenario in the state and also developments in the Congress. BJP state general secretary Shobha Karandlaje said the meeting will also discuss preparations for the Lok Sabha polls.