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BJP seeks early polls in Karnataka

October 10, 2007 15:23 IST

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Coverage: Political Crisis in Karnataka

Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday ruled out any patch up with Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka and urged the Centre to hold assembly elections in the state at the earliest.

Senior party leader Venkaiah Naidu told media persons in Chennai that the party welcomed the imposition of President's rule in the state and wanted early elections.

Expressing apprehensions that the Congress might try to rule the state through the Governor, delay the elections or try to capture power by 'horse trading,' Naidu said such moves will not be acceptable to the people.

"The JDS will go down in history as a betrayer," he said, adding that the BJP will not have ties or electoral alliance with the party in future. He said the UPA and Left parties had only bought time since they were afraid of facing the people because of their 'failures.'

They held so many meetings without arriving at a solution, he said, adding that they should either 'patch up' or 'pack up.'

At the end of the day, they could not retract without loss of face, he said.

"Congress president Sonia Gandhi [Images] has stated that those who opposed the nuclear deal were enemies of development. If it is so, the communists are enemies of development. Why is the Congress holding talks with enemies of development?" he asked, and predicted that the UPA government will fall soon.

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