BJP Government plans grand celebrations

2009052253850401BANGALORE: The Bharatiya Janata Party Government in the State headed by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, which will complete one year in office on May 29, has decided to celebrate the occasion in a grand manner.

This was indicated by State party president D.V. Sadananda Gowda at a meeting of party legislators and newly elected MPs convened on the outskirts of Bangalore on Thursday to analyse the results of the Lok Sabha elections and to discuss programmes to be executed by the Government.

Addressing the meeting, Mr. Gowda said efforts were on to announce some major development schemes on the occasion of the first anniversary celebrations. The party and the Government would hold separate celebrations. A State-level programme would be organised in addition to district- and divisional-level programmes, he said. The party would constitute a team to plan the anniversary celebrations.

Sources said the party would also make use of the occasion to celebrate its best Lok Sabha poll performance in the State.The date and venue of the celebrations and the nature of the schemes to be announced on the occasion would be finalised by the State Cabinet, which is meeting on Friday.

At the meeting, Mr. Gowda said the party would depute a team of leaders to constituencies where it had not performed well in the elections to find out the reasons for it. The teams would be despatched in about 10 days.

He said the party had not at all expected to lose the Mysore, Chamarajanagar and Kolar seats. At the same time, Mr. Gowda expressed happiness that the party had put up its best ever performance in the State by bagging 19 seats.

He urged the party to take serious note of reports that the Opposition parties in the State were trying to destabilise the BJP Government and said the party would meet the challenge.