'As far as I know, a lot of money is being spent, the information that has spread there (constituencies) is that Rs 2,000 is being paid per vote,' Siddaramaiah said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party will have to come up with something spectacular for an assured win in Hanagal and Sindagi, where the ground report is none too encouraging.
An internal survey conducted by BJP ahead of the bypolls to Hanagal and Sindagi has given the party an edge over opposition parties.
Party state leadership meets to chalk out poll strategy, campaigning to intensify after Oct 16
Both Bommai and KPCC president DK Shivakumar have reportedly stated that the results will neither set a trend for the 2023 assembly polls nor are they a pointer to the future.
This will affect the Grand Old Party’s prospects in the 2023 Assembly polls,” the RDPR minister added.
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In view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, there will not be any campaigning from 7 pm to 10 am in Sindagi and Hanagal Assembly segments.
State party president D K Shivakumar had presented his choices when he was in Delhi a few days ago.
While defending his controversial comments likening the RSS to the Taliban, he said he will contest from Badami in 2023 and there is no question of changing constituencies.
The BJP hopes to ride on former chief minister B S Yediyurappa’s popularity to win the October 30 bypolls to Sindagi and Hanagal Assembly constituencies.
The party leaders are likely to discuss names of potential candidates for the October 30 Sindagi and Hanagal byelections.
Winning Sindagi and Hanagal Assembly constituencies will be a big test for the BJP under Basavaraj Bommai
At a press meet, he said that Surjewala will hold a meeting with party leaders of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamoga districts in Mangaluru on Friday.
The BJP had won the previous election by a margin of about 3.9 lakh votes.