At the same time, Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa exuded confidence of winning all the 15 seats going to bypolls. “We (BJP) will begin campaigning for all 15 constituencies from tomorrow. 101 percent, we are going to win all seats,” he said while welcoming the SC verdict.
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However, a decision by the BJP leadership to give tickets to the rebels in 15 state bypolls on December 5 is expected to cause tensions with many local, state and national leaders of the party unhappy over the move. Bypolls in two other seats have held up pending other legal disputes.
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At the same time, arguing that the Supreme Court verdict upholding disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka has vindicated the party’s position that they had defected at the BJP’s instance, the Congress on Wednesday demanded dismissal of the B S Yediyurappa government.
The opposition party dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack the Yediyurappa government and reminded him that he has often spoken about morality in public life.
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