No threat to BJP vote bank- CM Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The Congress Party may have inducted the BJP leaders in its party but the BJP vote bank is intact,said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Talking to reporters here on Monday,he said there had been a tremendous response to wherever he goes for the campaign.

On the allegations made by former CM Jagadish Shettar before quitting the BJP, the CM said one has to give any reason before leaving the party.

Everything had been given to Shettar in political life in the last 25 years.There was no question of neglecting him but it was only a reason to quit the party.

On Shettar’s return to the BJP, Bommai said he did not have any expectations of his return to the BJP.

Insult after election

The CM said Shettar had gone to the party that threw out leaders like D.Devaraja Urs,Veerendra Patil,and S.Bangarappa.

The culture of the Congress Party was to honor them first and insult them later.They will use Shettar and throw him out.

Lingayats will remain with the BJP as long as former CM B.S.Yediyurappa is with them.