At the same time as chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday stated that the ruling BJP had carried out creditably by profitable a majority of the Gram Panchayats in Karnataka the state, senior Congressman and chief of opposition within the state meeting Siddaramiah accused him of mounting an operation to lure opposition members.
Polls have been held for 5728 Gram Panchayats with voting going down in two phases on December 22 and 27. A complete of 91,339 members have been declared elected on Thursday.
“The BJP has been bettering its efficiency each on the state and nationwide degree. Within the Gram Panchayat polls, BJP supported candidates gained greater than 60 per cent of the seats. Of the 5728 GPs, BJP-backed candidates have gained a majority in additional than three,800 of them. This was doable as a consequence of our nationwide management and the collective management on the native degree,” Yediyurappa stated.
The CM identified that aside from profitable 12 of the 15 meeting seats within the bye-elections final 12 months, the BJP had gained each meeting seats the place bypolls have been held this 12 months. “We have now been bettering our efficiency constantly,” he stated.
Nonetheless, Siddaramiah refuted the declare of BJP that it has gained a majority of the GPs.
“Yediyurappa is the daddy of ‘Operation Kamala’ (lotus). Utilizing their cash energy they’re making an attempt to lure our occasion supported candidates who gained within the GP polls. Making false claims like having gained a majority of the GPs doesn’t replicate nicely on a CM,” Siddaramiah stated.
In Congress lexicon, Operation Kamala is allegedly the BJP’s covert method of making an attempt to get the MLAs to go away opposition events, notably a ruling coalition.
Political analyst Manjunath identified that since GP polls have been fought on a party-less foundation it was straightforward for all events to say victory.
“In quite a few seats it seemed like a neck to neck struggle between the BJP and Congress with the saffron occasion marginally forward. JDS is a distant third. Nonetheless, being in energy implies that BJP enjoys a pure benefit in making an attempt to draw supporters of different events and independents to put in their alternative to move the Gram Panchayats.”
October 9, 2020