BJP will win confidence motion, claims Venkaiah Naidu

BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, who arrived here to defuse the political crisis gripping the party, on Thursday said he was confident the government will sail through the confidence motion on October 11.

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2010, 17:54 PM IST

Bangalore: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, who arrived here to defuse the political crisis gripping the party, on Thursday said he was confident the government will sail through the confidence motion on October 11.

"We are confident of proving our majority," he told reporters here, a day after 18 MLAs withdrew support to the BS Yeddyurappa government reducing it to a minority.

He said he was confident that the crisis would be defused and the dissidents would return to the party fold.

Naidu said that the grievances of the rebel MLAs are being looked into and the party was directly talking to the dissidents to resolve the issue.
He also reminded those MLAs who had directly submitted a letter to Governor H R Bhardwaj that the party could invoke anti-defection laws against them.

He said the BJP was also chalking out a strategy to keep JDS and Congress from poaching his party`s MLAs.

As many as 18 MLAs, including six ministers, yesterday announced withdrawal of support to the government and submitted a letter in this context to the governor.

PTI