"People want stability of the Government led by Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa. They will elect BJP candidates in
all three constituencies", State unit BJP Spokesman Ayanur
Manjunath and state's Special Representative in New Delhi V
Dhananjayakumar told a press conference here.
However, the BJP leaders could not answer to a poser on
whether the party would continue to lure MLAs from opposition
parties to consolidate its strength in the 224-member
The ruling BJP has now 106 members and support of a lone
Independent. It requires 113 for a simple majority.
Following the disqualification of 16 MLAs under
anti-defection laws and resignation of four, BJP's strength
has been reduced to 204. The Congress has 71 and JD(S) 27.
Manjunath said most JD(S) MLAs would desert the party,
"which has been reduced to a father and son party and of local
Both leaders said Congress has no chance of winning even
one seat in the coming by-elections.
Meanwhile state unit Spokesman S Prakash said he has
submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission to ensure
that outsiders do not enter Chennapatna Assembly constituency
to avoid repeat of violence witnessed during last year's
Chennapatna is witnessing polls for the third time since
the 2008 Assembly election.
Bangalore: The BJP on Wednesday said people will vote
for its candidates and stability of the Yeddyurappa-led
Karnataka government in the three Assembly seats going for
by-polls on April 9.
First Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 18:04