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BJP will form the govt in Karnataka: Rajnath

May 25, 2008 12:39 IST

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Coverage: Batlleground Karnataka

With the party poised to form the next government in Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party said Sunday performance in the southern state is an indicator to the general elections.

Party President Rajnath Singh admitted that the party may be "deficient" of majority by few seats in Karnataka, but said the BJP will "definitely" form the next government.

"In Karnataka, the party may be one or two seats deficient of majority but that won't deter BJP from forming the next government," he told reporters in New Delhi.

"If any party will form the government in Karnataka, it will be none other than BJP," Singh said.

He said the BJP's victory in the Karnataka assembly election "will continue upto the general elections".

"Today's result shows that BJP's victory will continue right up to the general elections including in the assembly elections to be held in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan later this year," Singh said.

He added with the party ruling in seven states while it is in coalition in another five, the BJP is poised to perform similarly in the coming elections.

Singh, however, chose not to comment on the factors behind his party's success in Karnataka.

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