- Tag results for Karnataka BJP
The Congress is all set to gain power in four of the five local bodies in Haveri district where state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa had a great influence.
According to the former CM, as far as the Lok Sabha elections are concerned, the BJP is on a very strong footing in all aspects and the party is confident of winning 22-25 seats in the state.
The party swept Udupi CMC by winning 31 of 35 seats and Puttur CMC by bagging 25 of 31 seats.
The strategy of the Congress and the JD(S) of having a “friendly fight” among its candidates seems to have paid off as the coalition, put together, won 1,370 seats, including 13 by the BSP.
SDPI which did not contest assembly election in support of secular parties has rocked the Congress' boat and will hold the key in Bantwal and Ullal CMCs.
The party is confident of keeping its flock together, it also believes that BJP stands to lose more by bringing the government down.
Sources in the BJP suggest that closer to the parliamentary polls, this team of professionals from Bengaluru will begin work for the party in all five southern states.
Apart from workers in Coastal Karnataka, BJP’s volunteers, supporters as well as cadres remain disinterested in party work after the floor test heartbreak.
Yeddyurappa, Jagadish Shettar and KS Eshwarappa will lead three different teams of leaders on the state tour
AICC president Rahul Gandhi is arriving in Bidar on August 13 while Yeddyurappa is set to hit the road with his yatra of northern Karnataka from August 9.
A delegation of BJP legislators and leaders headed by former deputy chief minister R Ashoka met Bengaluru City Police Commissioner and submitted a memorandum.
About two hundred party workers gathered at the party's office at PVS, where they were given handouts about the schemes, number of beneficiaries yet and the amount spent on each scheme.
Tears trickled down the cheeks of father and son duo JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who turned emotional while accusing BJP leaders of creating distrust.
Despite the party policy of not allowing any leader to occupy two posts, the BJP top brass is expected to make an exception in the former chief minister’s case.
Though BJP was confident earlier in the day, it all wore off by noon when it was clear BSY would resign; arrival of JD(S) MLAs from Hyd dashed party’s hopes.