BJP to go it alone in 2023 Karnataka elections: Amit Shah | India News

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NEW DELHI: BJP will not be in alliance with another party for the 2023 Karnataka assembly elections, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Saturday.
He was addressing the BJP’s booth presidents and booth-level agents convention at the Palace Ground in Bengaluru.
He also said that BJP will win two-thirds majority in a direct contest with the JD(S). He accused the HD Deve Gowda-led party of spreading rumours of a likely tie-up with BJP.
“There are clearly two sides and it is a straight fight this time. Journalists say there is a triangular fight. I said no, it is a straight fight, because voting for JD(S) means voting for Congress. So, is it a straight fight or not?” Shah asked.
He also accused the Congress of pandering to forces inimical to national interests.
“On one side, there is an organisation of patriots in the form of BJP and on the other side, tukde-tukde gang have come together under the leadership of the Congress. It is for the people of Karnataka to decide now whether they are with the patriots or those who support people who want to divide this country,” he added.
Drawing example of BJP’s huge victory in Gujarat, he said that a decisive mandate like Gujarat is advantageous in many ways, while an “incomplete” government cannot deliver the goods.
Assembly elections are due in Karnataka in April-May 2023.
(With inputs from PTI)



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