Bangalore: Solidly backed by party President
Nitin Gadkari, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday
dismissed opposition talk of mid-term polls and asserted that
his government would complete its five-year term.
"Has it come to such a stage to dissolve the House?" asked
a combative Chief Minister at a party rally organised to mark
1,000 days in office of BJP`s first government in the south.
He asserted that his government would complete its term
and "there is no question of mid-term polls."
A few Opposition Congress and JD-S leaders have in recent
days speculated that the government might be contemplating
dissolving the House and facing the electorate.
The opposition in recent months have sought to target the
government, which took office in May 2008, hurling allegations
against it, Yeddyurappa in particular.
Addressing the rally, Gadkari praised the Yeddyurappa
government for its development agenda for farmers, poor
sections, attracting investment and employment generation.
"The Congress does not feel good we are in power in
Karnataka," he said, alleging that the opposition has
repeatedly tried "through the medium of Governor and also
through some other medium" to destabilise the Government.
But people rejected their "propaganda" as evident in
results of the recent zilla and taluk panchayat polls in which
they showed they are "with BJP, Yeddyurappa and ministers".
Senior BJP leader H N Ananth Kumar also said there is no
question of a mid-term poll and that the party would complete
Yeddyurappa, turning emotional at times, blasted
opposition parties for their "pin-pricks" and below-the-belt"
attacks against his government, adding, they are not able to
digest the "good work" done.
These parties nurse fears they may have to sit in the
opposition for the next 20 years if BJP is allowed to continue
in office, he said.
Today`s rally was touted as a show of strength by BJP and
positioned as one to thank people and congratulate party
workers for their support in successive victories in different
Yeddyurappa said the Government would organise a Global
Investors Meet for the agriculture sector in June for
attracting investment of Rs 55,000 crore.