Yeddyurappa claims several disgruntled JD(S), Cong MLAs keen to switch BJP’s side

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday claimed that several disgruntled Congress and JD(S) leaders are eager to join the saffron party.

Yeddyurappa’s comments came as dissident activities of many MLAs who failed to be inducted into the H D Kumaraswami government’s cabinet, have intensified in the state.

“Several disgruntled young leaders from Congress and JD(S) are eager to join the BJP,” Yeddyurappa said.

However, the state BJP chief asked his partymen to work as a strong opposition and prepare for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing party men, he said, “it is our responsibility to induct those who are disgruntled with the JD(S) and Congress and their style of administration in every assembly segment, and are willing to join the BJP, thereby strengthening the party in every constituency.”

The BJP leader said the party has “complete strength” with 104 members in the assembly and urged members to work as a “strong opposition.”

“How long this government will function is a different matter, but without aspiring for seat of power, let us all 104 members work as successful opposition with our good work.”

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