MYSURU: State chief B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday asked party workers to set a target of more than 23 seats in the and minimum of 60 in the local bodies polls.
This comes days after the calendar was issued for urban local body elections in the state.

Speaking after inaugurating an executing meeting of the BJP, he asked activists to ensure the party’s thumping victory in the Mysuru City Corporation election so that the party occupies the seats of mayor and deputy mayor.

“During the last parliamentary election, we won 17 seats. In 2019 due to good governance from Prime Minister , who generously allocated money including to Mysuru constituency, we should win more than 23 seats,” he said.

Yeddyurappa said that he will tour the state from August 9 to galvanize party activists to work hard in the urban local bodies, which will be a stepping stone for success in the Lok Sabha elections.

Yeddyurappa said that during campaign for the local body elections, he will expose the mismanagement of the present coalition government. “In past two months, the government has failed to take up any developmental works. Without bringing to the notice and permission of Reserve Bank of India, they have waived Rs 2 lakh loan for farmers in nationalized banks and are telling people that they waived farmers’ loans to the tune of Rs 49,000 crore. Without permission from the RBI, how can they waive loans in nationalized banks. Farmers are put into lot of hardship as they are not able to get any fresh loans from any banks,” he said.

Yeddyurappa said that Modi provided a good share of funds to Mysuru, which is represented by BJP’s Prathap Simha. “For Mysuru alone, he has granted crores of rupees, which includes sanctioning of Rs 7,000 crore for 10-lane between Mysuru and Bengaluru, Rs 700 crore for Mysuru airport expansion and Rs 780 crore for setting up satellite railway terminal station at Naganahalli,” he said.

Yeddyurappa said that not just Assam, people from Bangladesh also come to , especially Bengaluru and Mysuru. “The government should also take steps to identify such people,” said Yeddyurappa.

He also came down heavily on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her support to the 40 lakh people who are left out of the NRC list. “It is really unfortunate that former Prime Minister JD(S) H D Devegowda is also supporting Manata Banerjee in this regard,” added Yeddyurappa.

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