The ruling BJP has decided to go all-out in the ULB elections to consolidate its position ahead of the Assembly polls in May.
The BJP held a day-long meeting at a star hotel on Tuesday and discussed the strategy for the ULB elections which is seen as a dress rehearsal for the Assembly elections. The meeting assigned tasks to the ministers and MPs who attended the meeting along with party in-charge in Karnataka Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, his deputies K S Eshwarappa and R Ashok, former CM D V Sadananda Gowda, national general secretary H N Ananth Kumar and national organising secretary Satish.
MPs B Y Raghavendra and Shivakumar Udasi who have identified with the KJP were not invited.
Ministers Narasimha Naik, C P Yogeshwara and Anand V Asnotikar, who are reportedly knocking the doors of the Congress, skipped the meeting.
“The ULB elections are very crucial and the party will go all out to win,” BJP general secretary and MLC Raghunathrao Malkapure told reporters.
The party constituted five teams each headed by Shettar, Eshwarappa, Ashok, Gowda and Kumar. These teams would tour the state from March 15 to 29 to drum up support for the party. These yatras will culminate in a rally in Bangalore on March 31.