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BJP is a Modi-led party in Gujarat, claims Yeddyurappa

Bangalore, Dec 22 (): Taking a pot-shot on the BJP, Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) president B S Yeddyurappa on Friday said that the BJP headed by Narendra Modi in Gujarat was not the real BJP which has won the elections, but it was the BJP which has been performing as a regional party in Gujarat.

While talking to reporters, the former chief minister of Karnataka said that Modi was successful in winning the elections in Gujarat because he did not allow the central leaders of the BJP to enter Gujarat for election campaign. If Modi would have done it then he might have surely lost at least 10 to 15 seats, admitted Yeddyurappa by adding Modi has done a good job by not using the photographs of any of the BJP leaders while campaigning the elections.

Reacting to Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa’s comments saying that Yeddyurappa might possibly become Keshubhai Patel of Karnataka after the Assembly elections, Yeddyurappa said,” I do not want to comment on what Eshwarappa has said as I consider him a big man. To say so, Eshwarappa might be having statistics with him. The KJP’s strength has already been revealed in the Haveri meeting. There is nothing to worry about the BJP comments,” said Yeddyurappa.

Yeddyurappa said that to wake up the State government, the KJP would take out a protest rally from Freedom Park to the Vidhana Soudha on December 26. The KJP has also announced to hold an indefinite strike from January claiming that repayment under programmes such as Bhagyalakshmi, Suvarna Bhoomi as well as Sandhya Suraksha has not yet reached the beneficiaries who are supposed to be the receivers.

He also said that several such schemes were launched when he was the Chief Minister of Karnataka. While releasing a list of the newly appointed office-bearers of the KJP, Yeddyurappa said that nearly 60,000 people were left without getting the Bhagyalakshmi bonds.