Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said India’s ‘preemptive’ strikes on terror camps in Pakistan have created a wave in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will help the party win over 22 of 28 seats in the state in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
“Yesterday we entered Pakistan territory and destroyed three camps of terrorists. This has brought a pro-Modi wave all through the country. The effect of this will be seen in the Lok Sabha elections,” Yeddyurappa said.
Speaking to reporters in Chitradurga, he said, “It has enthused youths; all this will help us in winning more than 22 Lok Sabha seats (in Karnataka).”
At present, the BJP holds 16 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, while the Congress has 10 and the JD(S) two. The ruling alliance Congress and JD(S), who have decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls together have begun discussions about seat sharing.