Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah said Saturday that B.S. Yediyurappa, as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, is doing a “very good job” adding the government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state will not only complete its five-year term but also return to power with an absolute majority.
Shah’s statement is significant because both the opposition Congress and a section of BJP leaders have been openly accusing Yediyurappa and his family members of alleged corruption in the state for a long time.
On Saturday evening, Yediyurappa met Shah in Delhi at his North Block office and sent to him a list finalized by the party’s state leaders.
In addition to the virtual inauguration of the Indian Reserve Battalion campus at Vijayapura and the launch of the Emergency Response Support System here at the inauguration of the police quarters in Bengaluru, Shah said that the Karnataka government is progressing “very well and a lot of development work has also taken place since the BJP came to power”
“Hence, we (BJP) will not only complete a five-year term here but also come back to power in Karnataka with a majority of our own,” he said.
Suggesting that the leaders of the Opposition avoid ‘speculating anything’ about the BJP, he said that the party worked for the people and that it was therefore bound to return to power.
“I have been of late reading statements of Congress leaders who are busy in speculating that this will happen on one day and that it will happen in Karnataka on another day. But I want to clarify to everyone that the BJP government will not only complete the five-year term but also return to power for five years with absolute majority,” he urged and asserted that everyone who speculates must know about it.