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K'taka an indicator of General Elections: Rajnath

May 25, 2008 12:27 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday lauded the party's efforts saying that the party was on its way to form the next government in the state.

He admitted that the party may be "deficient" of majority by few seats in Karnataka, but said the BJP will "definitely" form the next government.

"In Karnataka, the party may be one or two seats deficient of majority but that won't deter BJP from forming the next government," he said.

He also stated that the victory in Karnataka was a milestone in the party's growth.

"Gone are the days when it was known as a north Indian party. After this victory, BJP has established its rule in seven states on the basis of majority," he said adding that "it won't be incorrect to say that BJP is the front-runner for the Lok Sabha polls next year".

He, however, chose not to comment on the factors behind his party's success in Karnataka.

Singh said that the BJP Parliamentary Board will meet at 1830 hrs IST on Sunday. The National Executive, which was supposed to be held in Jaipur, will now be held in Delhi instead on June 1 and 2.