Karnataka result, an indicator of what to expect in 2009: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, May 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh was today in celebratory mode, and predicted that Sunday’s results in Karnataka should serve as an indication of what could happen when general elections are held in the middle of 2009.

With his party poised to form the next government in Karnataka, Singh said the BJP may be short of a majority, but it won’t be deterred from forming 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 told reporters here.

"If any party will form the government in Karnataka, it will be none other than BJP," he added.

"Today's result shows that the BJP's victory will continue right up to the general elections, including in the Assembly elections to be held in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan later this year," Singh said.

He added with the party ruling in seven states while it is in coalition in another five, the BJP is poised to perform similarly in the coming elections.

Singh, however, chose not to comment on the factors behind his party's success in Karnataka. (ANI)