While the names of more than half a dozen party leaders are doing the rounds for the top post, the observers are expected to bring a name pre-approved from the party's central leadership
A bachelor, he is known to lead an extremely frugal lifestyle, and his belongings include a few pairs of clothes and an extensive bookshelf.
Sources said Amit Shah and BL Santhosh confabulated with PM Narendra Modi at his residence for several hours on Sunday.
This is the second visit by the central leaders this month as the party sets in motion preparations for the crucial assembly polls next year in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a recent meeting of the BJP state core committee, party leaders had emphasised the need for the party and government to work together to fight the pandemic.