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Jan 09, 2014 at 08:01pm IST

Only Narendra Modi can save India, says Yeddyurappa

Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has formally merged his party, Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Yeddyurappa said only BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi can save India.

Here is an excerpt:

CNN-IBN: You said your first step is to make India a communist free nation, how will you go about that?

Yeddyurappa: I am going to tour the entire state and select best candidates. I am 100% confident that we will win more than 20 seats.

CNN-IBN: What is going to be the strategy for 2014 polls?

Yeddyurappa: People are happy with our programmess. They are happy with BJP's 5-year rule and want they are not happy with Siddramaiah government.

CNN-IBN: How do you see Narendra Modi?

Yeddyurappa: Modi can save India. We want Modi as the prime minsinter of India.