Arkavathy Row: BJP to Take Legal Route

Published: 03rd January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2015 04:20 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is preparing to take the legal route to corner Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for his alleged role in the Arkavathy land denotification scam.

The issue will be discussed in detail at the BJP Core Committee meeting to be chaired by party national president Amit Shah here on Saturday.

“We have already taken the decision to launch a legal battle over the Arkavathy denotification issue. It is delayed because of the delay in submitting a translated (English) report of the Suresh Kumar and V Somanna Committee Report on denotification...The report is in Kannada. Party  senior leaders and legal experts will examine the report and suggest the future course of action to intensify the stir against the Chief Minister,” BJP state president and MP Prahlad Joshi said here on Friday.

Raths to Intensify Membership Drive

BJP national president Amit Shah is set to flag off Shakthi Samvardhana Raths in the city on Saturday to intensify the ongoing membership drive of the party.

Shah, who recently raised the membership target for the state unit of BJP from 75 lakh to one crore, is scheduled to chair a convention of party office-bearers from all over the state in the city on Saturday afternoon to review the progress of the membership drive and guide the party on making it a grand success.

The party has so far netted 14 lakh members, and according to Shah’s new direction, 86 lakh more have to enrolled to achieve the target. The Raths will tour all the 224 Assembly constituencies over the next two months reaching out to rural masses at their door step to enroll them into the party, said Ganesh Krishnamurthy, who is heading the party’s Digital Campaign Committee.

Shah has a hectic schedule on Saturday as he has to chair the BJP Core Committee meeting at 10 am at the party head office and later address the media at 11 am. He will launch the Shakthi Samvardhana Raths at 11.45 am and then chair a meeting of party MLAs and MPs at 12 noon. He will leave for Delhi at 5.45 pm after the meeting to review the membership drive.


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