The Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of misusing government machinery to gain points in the urban local body (ULB) election.
At a press meet here on Sunday, state KJP secretary Rajendra Gokhale alleged that BJP leaders were influencing the election officials to work in their favour, by asking them not to accept the ‘B’ form filed by the KJP candidates.
Gokhale said the KJP has fielded candidates in 65 of the 67 wards. Candidates in two wards could not file their nomination for want of caste certificates.
Gokhale expressed confidence that the KJP would become the deciding factor after the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation elections. The party has not taken any decision on tie-ups with any party, he clarified.
He said that former CM BS Yeddyurappa had provided huge grants for various projects, including the extension of the 24x7 water supply project to various wards, but his successor failed to implement his projects. Former minister Jabbarkhan Honnalli was present.