BANGALORE: Even though Assembly elections are almost a year from now, election fever seems to be already gripping political parties in the state.
The ruling BJP on Monday held a meeting of its ministers and other senior leaders and chalked out a series of programmes to be held in the next three months. The meeting has also decided to organise a massive protest against the anti-people policies of the UPA government.
The meeting was attended by state BJP president K S Eshwarappa, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, state BJP organising secretary Santosh and almost all ministers.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Eshwarappa said that the meeting elaborately discussed the ways and means to strengthen the party and had chalked out a series of programmes over the next three months.
These programmes include state tours by all leaders to convey that there is no groupism in the party, to organise divisional and district level conventions and conventions of all elected representatives.
This apart, the party is also seeing an opportunity in the UPA’s decision to provide reservation for minorities to further consolidate its hold on the backward communities. It is with this aim that the party has decided to organise massive protests all across the state besides creating awareness among OBCs, SCs and STs about the issue.
With the coming budget going to be the last opportunity for BJP to grab public attention, the meeting elaborately discussed the programmes to be included in the budget which is likely to be present in the second week of March. All ministers are told to come-out with their proposals to be included in the budget.
The chief minister is also likely to hold meetings of all departments before finalising proposals to the budget.