Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party Karnataka President B S Yeddyurappa, who is also the Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly today regretted saying that his party failed to win.
the magic number of seats needed to form the government because of its own mistakes in the May 12 Assembly election."Though there was Modi wave, we failed to en-cash and win atleast 135 seats. However, Congress which had 123 seats in the last Assembly has now been reduced to 80 and 17 Ministers tasted defeat," he added.
In his opening remarks at the party's State Core Committee meeting,Mr Yeddyurappa said that there were Legislators both from Congress and JDS ready to join BJP but because the Supreme Court gave only 24 hours time to prove the majority the party failed.
After swearing in as Chief Minister on May 17, Mr Yeddyuyrappa was asked to prove the majority within 24 hours by the Apex Court acting on a petition filed by Congress and JDS alleging that Governor has failed to follow the Constitution and has given 15 days time to prove the majority.
Stating that even now there are Legislators from both the Congress and JDS willing to join BJP, Mr Yeddyurppa said that to further strengthen the party at Assembly level in preparation for the year Lok Sabha election those who are willing can be admitted. "Our leaders should not be under the impression that if they join we will lose our importance or position in the party. Speak to them and convenience to join BJP," he added.
Claiming that the coalition government may fall on its own any time, Mr Yeddyurappa alleged that already rift over presentation of Budget has already began and even if Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy presents the Budget it will not have santity.
BJP National Secretary Muralidhar, who is incharge of party affairs in Karnataka, speaking on the occasion, said that "It is BJP which has emerged as the biggest party after the Assembly election and other national party's have failed in their attempt."
He said that BJP by winning 104 seats has not only emerged as largest party but has also proved that the party has already established its strength in the South. "We need to further strengthen the party to win maximum number of seats in the Lok Sabha election," he added.(UNI)