The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up to woo the minority communities – Christians , Muslims and others, to secure majority in 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections.
Addressing a party conference at a private hotel in city on Monday, state BJP president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa urged party leaders and workers to convince the minorities that the BJP is committed to the welfare of all minority community people in the state.
“Unless we convince the minority people, backward classes and slum-dwellers, the party cannot gain a clean majority; Yeddyurappa said and further added that every BJP worker should work hard in facilitating central government policies to every household.
Recalling BJP government’s tenure, Yeddyurappa stated that his party has never done any injustice to minority communities and has extended full support in uniting people to bring them to the mainstream.
“Siddaramaiah government is supporting corruption at all levels in the state by destabilising Lokayukta. The government formed Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for protecting the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. In recent days about 47 documents related to Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) has gone missing and this clearly shows that the government is systematically protecting corrupt politicians by compromising with real estate barons,” alleged Yeddurappa.
He said that despite the party’s poor performance in the recent Zilla Panchayat, MLC and BBMP polls, the party was able to secure power in coalition with JD(S). However, in the current political scenario, the JD(S) and Congress is facing rift within the party, hence, the BJP leaders and workers should work earnestly for the next Assembly polls, he added.
Party leaders including G Madhusudan, Shivanna, Rajiv, Appanna, Thontadarya, Nataraj, Murthy, Mangala Somashekar, Manjunath, Ramadas were present at the conference. About 200 office-bearers of BJP from Mysuru district participated.