Bengaluru: Asserting that the landslide victory for his party in Uttar Pradesh would have an impact on the BJP’s prospects during next year’s polls to the Legislative Assembly, state unit president B S Yeddyurappa said on Saturday the party will return to power in Karnataka, winning more than 150 of the 224 seats in 2018.
He told the media here: “"We have received people's support beyond our expectations. It is a victory for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. It will naturally have an impact on Karnataka.
The results of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand will pave the way for our party to come back to power with 150 seats. We are ready to face the Assembly elections in Karnataka anytime as we are making an all out effort to rid the state of the Siddaramaiah government, which has been hit by a string of scandals."
Mr Yeddyurappa, projected as the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate, said party president Amit Shah had proved he was “Chanakya of modern political India” by winning the polls in Uttar Pradesh with more than 20 crore people of that state supporting the leadership of Mr Modi.
He said the party has already identified 175 winning candidates, but Mr Amit Shah would have the final say in selection of candidates for next year’s elections.
In fact, Mr Shah would carry out a survey on his own on winnable candidates and take a final call on distribution of tickets, he added.