Sources in the BJP said that with just one year left for assembly elections in Karnataka, MLAs and ministers are keen on getting the top posts of boards and corporation for their loyalists.
Sasalu Sathish had unsuccessfully fought the 2013 Assembly polls from the Chikkanayakanahalli seat on a Congress ticket, and ended up losing even the deposit.
The Baithak is crucial in the wake of the party’s poor performance in the recently held polls, including to the Council and some urban local bodies, in which its vote share saw a decline.
The BJP central leadership is happy with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s work and there is no question of change in guard in Karnataka.
With the 2023 assembly elections barely 14 months away, the Congress and JDS are preparing to slug it out for supremacy in the Vokkaliga heartland of Old Mysuru.
Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Senior Congress leader and Opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge tweeted on Wednesday,
Energy minister V Sunil Kumar said that the elections to the state Assembly will be fought under the leadership of CM Basavaraj Bommai
In Council polls, saffron party wins 11 seats, but falls short of majority; Congress gets 11, JDS 2, Independent 1
Add to this, there was much expectation that JDS leader H D Deve Gowda’s meeting with PM Modi would help the BJP win more seats in non-traditional areas.
Although the Congress could win 11 of the 14 Council seats from local bodies that it held, the party leadership is upbeat with the decent performance.
“He has no gratitude to the party that groomed him as a leader. Me or Deve Gowda never betrayed Siddaramaiah, but he wanted to finish us off politically.
Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan on Tuesday said that the BJP will fight the 2023 Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Vijayendra's statement comes a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the BJP will fight the next election under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
While the low turnout of voters in Belagavi was apparently due to COVID fear - which still prevails among residents - the poor voting in Kalaburagi was attributed to the neglect of party workers.
Shah said former CM BS Yediyurappa put Karnataka on the fast track towards development, adding that the incumbent CM Basavaraj Bommai has taken it forward