Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP’s) Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa on Friday alleged that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) had been relaxed for the Karnataka government. He said they had written to the Election Commission (EC) to withdraw the same if any such permission had been given.

Yeddyurappa said, “Karnataka government is claiming CEC has a relaxed model code of conduct and allowed it to take up developmental works; my request to CEC is it should immediately withdraw any such permission.”

Meanwhile, the BJP leader has been upbeat about his party’s performance in these Lok Sabha elections and has exuded confidence that his party will win 22 of the state’s 28 Lok Sabha seats. He also claimed the “differences” between the ruling Congress and JD(S) would reach its peak after the results and may lead to the fall of the government. (Catch all the Lok Sabha election updates here)

The BJP leader had also said he was not worried about the party neglecting him and vowed to work for the growth of the BJP regardless of being given any position or not.

“I’m a responsible karyakarta of a national party. Whatever party leadership decides, I will abide by it. I have worked for the party as a common karyakarta for the last 40 years, without any position for the most part of it… In the days to come whether any position is given or not, I will continue to work for the party,” he had said.