Karnataka BJP president said that that air strikes against Pakistan would help his party win more than 22 seats in the state.
Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP president has embarrassed his party. Speaking about the air strikes in Pakistan carried out by the Indian Air Force a couple of days ago, BS Yeddyurappa said that the BJP would end up winning 22 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka as a result of this move.
However, BJP chooses to dismiss the statement as a personal view of the state president.
BJP spokesperson, Sreenath Seshadri said, “It is not the time to analyse air strikes. We don’t want to look at it as a political tool. What Yeddyurappa said is his personal view. Even before the air strikes, we were confident of winning 22 seats.”
This statement of Yeddyurappa has drawn the wrath of many in the state.
Rahul Gandhi has accused the BJP of politicising Pulwama attack, the latter said at a press conference called at 9:15 pm, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the opposition's allegation that no all-party meeting was called to take them into confidence about India's air strike in Balakot of Pakistan, where a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp is based, has turned out to be false.
Later in the day, Yeddyurappa issued a clarification:
My statement is being reported out of context. I said that ‘situation favourable for BJP’ which i am saying for last couple of months. This is not first time that i said BJP in Karnataka will win minimum 22 seats under the able leadership of Modi ji.— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 28, 2019
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Last Updated Feb 28, 2019, 12:00 PM IST