We will win 15 Legislative Council seats: BJP leader Ravikumar

Prime News, Karnataka, Elections, Politics, Rainfall, Mysuru, November 25:- Bharatiya Janata Party MLC and state general secretary N Ravikumar on Thursday (November 25) exuded confidence that his party will win 15 seats in the Legislative Council polls.

Talking to reporters, he said, “We are preparing for the big day and going by the response we got during ‘Jana Swaraj’ samavesha, we are going to do well. We should win at least 15 seats.”

Ravikumar said, “We are short by 12 seats to get a majority in the Council. There is no question of a tie-up with Janata Dal (Secular). We will definitely get a majority in the Council.”

To another question, he said, “We will be approaching Mandya Member of Parliament Sumalatha Ambareesh for her support though we are yet to talk to her.”

The tenure of some of the senior members across the three parties, who have been elected to the Legislative Council from local bodies will come to an end on January 5, 2022. Currently, in the 75-member House, BJP is the largest party with 32 seats, Congress has 29, and JD(S) has 12 members. Besides the Chairman, there is one Independent.

Lashing out at Congress that it is a house of unemployed people, the BJP leader said, “Siddaramaiah, D K Shivakumar and Dr G Parameshwar have nothing to do except criticising us. If it is constructive criticism, it is welcome. However, their criticism will not harm our party.”

He said, “They raked up bitcoin row and now they are quiet. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has already announced relief for the rain-ravaged areas in the state. Bommai has already spoken to the concerned District Deputy Commissioners.”

To another question, he said “There is a system and it will take its own time to respond to a problem. We can’t respond to what Siddaramaiah or some other person says.” (MR/GK)

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