A current poll survey conducted in Karnataka by C fore between July 9 and August 10 gave a clear edge to the ruling Congress predicting with 120 to 132 seats. At present it has 122 seats in the House of 224. It says the BJP will also increase its seats from 44 at present. According to the survey the BJP will get 60 to 72 seats. The BJP condemned the survey and said it was conducted by CMO. However the Public Front survey conducted between July 4 to July 25 gave more seats to the ruling party. It gave 140 to 160 seats to the Congress. The BJP will get 50 to 60 seats. JD(S) which has 32 seats may increase its tally to 40 to 45. While the poll survey is the talk of the town, the BJP is crying foul and criticizing the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah because the ACB filed two cases against the BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa. BJP leader said it was political vendetta because Yeddyurappa would lead the election as the CM nominee.
Yeddyurappa himself charged the Chief Minister with politically motivated action. He told a press conference that he would put Siddaramaiah behind the bar if his party came to power. A delegation of the party also called on the Governor Vajubhai R Vala and gave a memorandum. The BJP said the action of the government was against the constitution. It said the Chief Minister was misusing the ACB to settle political scores.
However, the Chief Minister dismissed the charge levelled against him by the BJP. He said if that was an act of political vendetta how would one describe the Income Tax raids against Congress leader and Energy Minister D K Shivakumar.