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By Nithin Sridhar

Bengaluru: Monday was a day of celebration for the Karnataka state unit of BJP as it won the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections and retained its hold over Benguluru Municipal Corporation.

BBMP 2Breaking away from the tradition of state’s ruling party winning the Benguluru municipal elections, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the ruling Congress and managed to retain its power.

Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that, though the result does not reflect on the state government, yet he would accept the moral responsibility for the defeat.

The Municipal council has a total of 198 seats. Out of this, BJP grabbed 100 seats, just 3 seats short to attain a simple majority of 103. The Congress and JD (S) won 76 seats and 14 seats respectively.

Congress’ strategy during the election was based on highlighting the scams during BJP rule and projecting development of Bengaluru into a high-tech city. This strategy has been clearly rejected by people of the city by decisively voting for the BJP.

But, compared to previous BBMP elections, Congress gained 11 seats whereas BJP lost 11 seats. JD (S) also lost one seat. In 2010, BJP had come to power with 111 seats, where as Congress had registered 65 seats.

However, BJP is projecting this victory as a rejection by people of the Congress rule in the State.

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BJP President Amit Shah States The Importance of Having Citizenship Bill

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue

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BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.

Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.

“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.

Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.

Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah.

Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.

The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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“The BJP wants the Ram Temple should be built at the same place in Ayodhya where Lord Ram was born. Our stand is clear. There is no confusion.”

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue. (IANS)