BJP high command shifts focus to Karnataka; swift changes likely in party

Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS): As post-poll surveys are predicting a big victory for the BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh states, the party high command is now focussing on emerging stronger in Karnataka.

Karnataka is considered as the gateway for the saffron party to south India. The Assembly polls are scheduled to be held within four months in the state. The party high command is likely to make swift changes in the party in the view of its gains in the elections.

According to the party insiders, including cabinet expansion, the party would take calls on long pending issues within the party. They explain that all is set to march ahead with strong Hindutva and development plank in the polls.

The party sources claim that on the lines of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, where the party did not allot tickets to senior leaders, including a former CM, calls will be taken in Karnataka as well.

Fearing that they will be denied tickets, senior cabinet ministers and MLAs have started lobbying with their godfathers in New Delhi.

The party leaders will take calls on the post of the President of the party in the state. Present incumbent Nalin Kumar Kateel has completed the term and he is hoping to continue. Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje, National General Secretary and BJP MLA C.T. Ravi's names are doing rounds for the post.

The party is expected to take a firm decision regarding the future role of BJP Central Committee member B.S. Yediyurappa's son party Vice President B.Y. Vijayendra. Introducing 10 new faces in the state cabinet. The sources also claim that the State In-charge of BJP Arun Singh may also be changed.

The Congress party is also seeing strong chances of attaining power through internal surveys. AICC former president Sonia Gandhi came down to Karnataka and participated in Bharat Jodi Yatra in the same background. The party State President D.K. Shivakumar and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah are vying with each other to project themselves as CM candidates.

On the other hand, the JD (S) party is putting all its might to become a king maker in the formation of the next government. BJP, which had never attained a simple majority in state Assembly elections, is hoping to achieve this time, without having to indulge in operation lotus to attain power.



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  • srj, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    do whatever you want in the rest of the state, but don't re-issue tickets to single MLA and MP (upcoming elections) in Coastal Karnataka.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Central leadership will guide the BJP state unit to counter fake narrative of opposition and build back voter confidence. Actually CONgress should worry more since AAP and AIMIM will eat into minority vote base of theirs.

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  • Lenny Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Guys !!!!! I am really impressed with the fight back of AAP in Delhi muncipal elections. Here Congress is more worried about what BJP is doing as usual.

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  • Simon, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Forget BJP nobody cares! But what about Congress? Has the party decided on any leaders who will be the face of election? We are curious to know. AAP , JDS, etc have already roped in their contestants and door to door campaigning is under way. Please note, JDS will join hands with BJP , unlike last time, as its a safe bet for them. Congress has to win by a very large margin if they want to rule Ktaka. Coalition with any parties is ruled out.

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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    If Shri Siddaramaiah //DKS -- bury the hatchet -- then BJP will face a stunning defeat -- The mood of Karnataka is to boot out BJP -- all round failures -- only firefighting politics --

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  • Techsavy, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Gujarat and Himachal Gone? Seriously ? So what good has the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' done to the party ? Was it just a formality with no results? So RaGa has done his bit and . So who has to take the blame for these defeats?

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  • Nalinakshi, kudla

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    yaanulle, daala pódyodchi

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  • Karen, Udupi/Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    I don't know why they bother. Their ploy of manipulating EVMs is going brilliantly well.

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  • Stany Lobo, Kulshekar

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    How about Mumbai ? Any chance your party to be in power ?

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Tue, Dec 06 2022

    Cattles of Karnataka are happy....

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  • Vinod Kumar, Msngalore

    Tue, Dec 06 2022

    Cooker bomber and conversion issue will take the front page in Karnataka while Shraddha-Aftab case will fade away. More trouble awaits minorities in coming days. Ultimately only BJP chaddies are spared regardless of caste and religion.

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Trouble for minorities? Come on yaar , be fair while commenting. forcefull conversions, Pressure cooker bombing, abusing Korean youtuber, smuggling in private parts, cattle thieving, Abusing minors, boys, cows, goats ,, the list is endless. Its all going in full flow, where is the 'trouble'.?

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Raviraj Poonjere ! Good one, An apt response to a maxrxxa chap with a fake id.

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Your views are very right Mr. Vishal!

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