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Council polls: BJP can do well without JD(S) support, says MP Srinivas Prasad

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Elections, Politics, Mysuru, December 7:- Things are positively placed in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party in the ensuing state Legislative Council polls, opined party Member of Parliament V Srinivas Prasad here on Tuesday (December 7).

He was addressing reporters at his residence at Jayalakshmipuram in the city.

He said, “I could not canvass due to ill-health. Senior leaders, including former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, have already canvassed. On earlier occasions, there used to be a straight fight between Congress and Janata Dal (Secular). But with the BJP also growing in stature, there is a triangular fight this time. Our party is expected to do well.”

On JD(S) MLA G T Devegowda joining hands with senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah, Prasad said, “The issue has become a laughing stock. Siddaramaiah was forced to contest from Badami Constituency after he realised he was bound to lose to Devegowda in the last Assembly elections.”

The BJP leader advised Siddaramaiah to safeguard his seat first before dreaming of becoming the Chief Minister again.

Prasad also lashed out at leaders who were trying to target Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for political gains. He said, “RSS is not a political party. Criticising BJP is fine but not RSS. We don’t need any kind of tie-up with JD(S) in the Council polls.”

Mysuru district in-charge Minister S T Somashekar, BJP city president T S Srivatsa and others were present. (MR/KS)

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