Yeddyurappa claims his party got 10 percent votes

BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday pointed out that the party founded by him four months ago got 10 per cent votes in the Assembly Elections.

Updated: May 09, 2013, 16:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday pointed out that the party founded by him four months ago got 10 per cent votes in the Assembly Elections, and promised to build the newly-floated political outfit Karnataka Janata Party (KJP).

Yeddyurappa said he is delighted with the result of the Assembly Election and making all attempts to strengthen his party.

"I am more satisfied about the result because I got the ten percent votes and recognition from the Election Commission also. I contested for 109 seats in the Assembly Elections, I won six constituencies and I stood second in 29 Assembly constituencies. I am happy about that," said Yeddyurappa.

"I have not damaged any party. I have tried my level best to strengthen my party. And other things are left to the concerned party`s leadership to comment, I don`t want to comment on it," he added, when asked whether his party was responsible for the BJP`s defeat in Karnataka.

He, however, compared the performance of the Karnataka Janata Party which was only four months old and was not in office to the BJP which was ruling in the State for four years and could manage only forty seats.

Yeddyurappa recalled that he has been in politics for nearly four decades. His efforts for four months enabled his party to get ten percent of the votes. The BJP state government, which was in office for four years, could manage only forty seats.

Yeddyurappa also made it clear that he would not join hands with the BJP in near future.

"No, that question does not arise. I told you long back I have just started to build my own party," he said.

Yeddyurappa further lashed out at the ruling Congress Party at the Centre on the charges of corruption, saying the entire country is aware of it.

Congress made a spectacular come back in Karnataka wresting power after seven years in its old southern fortress. The party won 116 seats in the 224-member Assembly.

The BJP and Janata Dal (Secular) were in neck and neck race with both winning 40 seats each.

Yeddyurappa`s KJP won six seats, while the independents and others won 16 seats.

Elections in Karnataka were conducted for 223 seats. Elections in one constituency -- Periyapatna -- was deferred to May 28 due to the death of the BJP candidate.