ULB polls: Congress, JD(S) move likely to help saffron party?

Bengaluru: With the coalition partners, Congress and JD(S) deciding to fight the coming urban local body(ULB) polls on their own, the biggest beneficiary is likely to be the BJP which is trying to make the best of the triangular contest in the offing.  Party sources claimed that they were confident of winning 70 percent of the seats up for grabs in the ULB polls. 

Speaking to this newspaper, BJP state general secretary and MLC N. Ravikumar said, “We expect a triangular fight in most of the town municipal councils (TMCs), City Municipal Councils and Taluk Panchayats. The party is a major force in these elections and we are confident of winning more than 70 percent of the seats.” “From August 9, BJP top leaders including state president B.S. Yeddyurappa will tour the state in three teams. During their tour in different parts of the state, leaders will hold meetings with party workers and prepare them for the ULB elections”, Mr. Ravikumar said.

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