Balakot air strike will help BJP win over 22 LS seats in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa


New Delhi, Feb 28: A day after India carried out a “non-military preemptive action” against a JeM terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said that the nation’s pre-emptive strikes on terror camps has 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 upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“The atmosphere….day by day the wind is increasingly blowing in favour of BJP. Yesterday’s action of destroying terror hideouts by entering inside Pakistan has resulted in a pro-Modi wave in the country, the results of which can be seen in coming Lok Sabha polls,” news agency PTI quoted Yeddyurappa as saying.

“It has enthused youths; all this will help us in winning more than 22 Lok Sabha seats (in Karnataka)”, added the BJP leader.

In Karnataka, the BJP presently holds 16 Lok Sabha seats, Congress 10 and JD(S) 2. The ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance, who have decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls together, have also began seat-sharing talks in the state. While the JD(S) is demanding 10-12 seats, the Congress has maintained that seat-sharing will be based on merit.

On Tuesday, Indian Air Force bombed a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) training camp in Balakot in Pakistan, 12 days after the Pulwama terror attack which led to the martyrdom of at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers. Pakistan-based JeM admitted to carrying out the attack.


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