Cong, BJP not in favour of alliance in Karnataka
Amid fears of a hung verdict in Karnataka, Congress as well as BJPsay that they have no plans to go in for an alliance.delhi Updated: May 24, 2008 20:59 IST
Amid fears of a hung verdict in Karnataka, Congress as well as BJP on Sarurday said that they have no plans to go in for an alliance with the former even saying it was ready to sit in the Opposition in such a situation.
On the eve of counting of votes, the saffron party, however, appeared upbeat with some of its leaders talking of getting a comfortable majority to make its solo southern foray.
BJP Chief Rajnath Singh exuded confidence as he said that the party would certainly get majority and it would form the Government to make Bengaluru its gateway to south India.
"There is no question of seeking or extending support as we will get majority on our own," he said when asked if the saffron party would seek support of the JD(S) in the event of a hung verdict.
A senior Congress leader, who declined to be identified, also struck a similar note saying that the party was not ready for an alliance in the event of a hung verdict and would prefer to sit in the opposition.
The leader said it is a "close race" in the state and if there is an undercurrent, BJP will win around 110 seats in the 224-member House and if it was not there, Congress would emerge as a single largest party.