BJP chief Amit Shah ready to set up base in Bengaluru
By Express News Service | Published: 14th August 2017 07:10 AM |
BENGALURU: BJP national president Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state, is not only set to increase the frequency of his visits but is even ready to shift his camp to Bengaluru ahead of the assembly elections in 2018.
Shah conveyed his readiness to shift camp to Bengaluru in October itself if the state goes for an early election and devote his time and energy fully here till the assembly election is over.
Addressing the BJP State Political Affairs Committee on Sunday, Shah exhorted the state leaders to work on a mission mode and not rest till the ‘Mission 150’ is accomplished.
Shah made it clear that the party must win the Karnataka battle as the party’s plans to make a foray into other southern states would get a boost if the party makes Karnataka ‘Congress-mukt’, sources said.
He wanted to know why the party leaders did not demand the resignation of Energy Minister D K Shivakumar after the recent IT raids on the latter’s premises. Shah attributed the failure of this to infighting among the state leaders.
Shah told the party leaders not to squabble, but seize every issue that could endear the party to the people and also not allow JD(S) to steal the show as an opposition party.
He asked the state leaders and MLAs not to worry about ticket distribution and just concentrate on exposing the corruption in Siddaramaiah regime, intensify mass contact programmes and strengthen the Booth Committees. Party national leadership would take care of the ticket distribution which would be solely on the criterion of an aspirant’s image and public connect, Shah is reported to have said.