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Party will definitely form the government in Karnataka: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa

Party will definitely form the government in Karnataka: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa

Besides, thanking the voters of Karnataka, he also appreciated the North East people in general and the Nagas in particular residing at Bengaluru, for honouring the appeals made by the State BJP campaign team in their recent visit to the city as a part of election campaign for BJP.

The former parliamentarian cited the example of Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya Assembly elections when the BJP had secured less seats compared to the Congress and the governors of the three states had asked the BJP to form the government.

The party was slightly down after the two by-poll defeats in Uttar Pradesh.

Fadnavis said the poll outcome in the southern state was a "mandate of faith" in the prime minister and the credit for it should go to Shah's election strategy.

"My congratulations to B S Yeddyurappa and the people of Karnataka".

Stating that Karnataka assembly election result underlines the importance of regional parties, Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna "Sudin" Dhavalikar on Wednesday said that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) fight state assembly elections together, they will win absolute majority with 25 seats.

The chief minister further said that looking at the "unprecedented" poll triumphs of the BJP under Modi, it was clear that the prime minister had become the most people-friendly leader since Independence. This was aimed at keeping Lingayat votes intact with the BJP.

"'The Congress used politics of caste to divide people and tried to incite Dalits on SC/ST Act in Karnataka", he said.

He alleged that the BJP will try to convince the Congress and the JDS MLAs by flexing its money power to form the government as it has a past record of forming governments through "evil means".