Defection of leaders not to impact BJP, confident to win 130 seats-CM Bommai


Mysuru,   Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the BJP is a community and cadre-based party and it will win 130 seats and get an absolute majority.

He told reporters at Mysuru Airport here on Monday that a few leaders may have deserted the party but the BJP is not like an individual-based party like others. So the defection of some leaders will not have any impact. The Congress Party did not have the candidates for around 60 constituencies and so they announced the candidates for just 150 constituencies and kept quiet without releasing the list for all 224 seats. It was of no use to get leaders to defect from the strongholds of the BJP and give them the Congress tickets.

Shettar into bad company

The CM said former CM Jagadish Shettar is a very simple and good person but unfortunately got into bad company. The social reformer Basavanna preached to people not to make the friendship with bad people. But Shettar who was in the company of good people went to the bad people’s group.

BJP wave in Varuna

Bommai said the fighting is intense in the Varuna constituency but it is pro-BJP. A surprise result will come from this constituency due to political and social polarization. For this reason, a senior and seasoned leader Somanna has been fielded in this constituency. “We have taken this seat seriously and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the poll campaign a day after the withdrawal of the nomination papers”.

Enjoy people’s support

Bommai said he did not know why the Congress Party has not announced a candidate for the Shiggaon constituency. He has already filed his nomination papers and has full faith in the voters of his constituency. “My opponent is immaterial as the people’s mandate and support is very important. There is no dearth of it”.