BIJAPUR: Predicting early elections to the Parliament, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa said that the BJP would win at least 25 seats in the state. “The UPA partners are falling apart on many issues and Congress will be forced to opt for mid-term elections. The CMs of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, Mamta Banerjee and J Jayalalithaa, are not on friendly terms with the Congress,” he addressed reporters at Indi, near here, on Tuesday.
When asked about the BJP’s prospects, he asserted that the party isn’t a back bencher, and that it would increase its tally.
“As part of the first leg of my state-wide tour, I have covered Gulbarga, Bijapur districts; I will soon visit Bagalkot and Tumkur districts,” said the former chief minister.
He sought to downplay the differences within the BJP and said that there were no restrictions for his state-wide tour. “Bijapur is reeling under acute water scarcity. Fodder distribution should be taken on priority. I will not speak to the district administrations but will instead report to the party,” he said.
Yeddyurappa accused the opposition parties of not being constructive. “They have neither toured the drought-affected districts nor suggest measures to mitigate it,” he said.