BL Santosh’s statement stirs up disquiet within BJP in Karnataka


Team Udayavani, Nov 28, 2022, 3:57 PM IST

Bengaluru: BJP National General Secretary (Org) BL Santosh’s statement calling BJP workers ‘to toil for the party first’ has led to a huge debate in the party circles.

Santhosh made the statement during a training camp of the BJP held at Shivamogga. This has created disquiet among BJP ticket aspirants for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections.

The statement is being interpreted as an ‘indirect message’ to some ministers and MLAs that they may not get party tickets this time round.

A few days ago, a tweet made by Rajya Sabha member Lehar Singh created a headache for many seniors within the BJP. In the Gujarat assembly elections, more than 30 sitting BJP MLAs, including many seniors, failed to secure a ticket and were replaced with new faces. Lehar Singh had advocated that tickets should be distributed in Karnataka in a similar manner.

B L Santhosh’s statements seem to be in the same vein. Rumour mills are speculating that those who have got multiple chances earlier might not get a ticket in the Karnataka Assembly polls next year.

Earlier, BJP had employed a similar tactic in Delhi’s MCD elections of 2017. Almost all the existing MCD councilors were dropped and replaced with fresh faces. The result was astounding as it scored a massive win in all three municipal bodies — SDMC, NDMC, and EDMC.

A group of BJPs has also put forward a demand that this experiment should be implemented in Karnataka too. One opinion is that new faces need to replace the current leaders to tame the anti-incumbency wave.

Whether BJP leadership will repeat the formula and give preference to new candidates, remains to be seen.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

‘There was a knock on the door at 2 am’: Assam child bride recount crackdown

Bengaluru techie allegedly rapes multiple women he befriended online; arrested

There are no big or small cases for court, every matter is important: CJI Chandrachud

US shoots down Chinese surveillance balloon, trying to recover its parts

SC gets 5 new judges, now two short of its full strength of 34

Imran Khan asks supporters to prepare for ‘Jail Bharo’ movement

Bengaluru: Congress complains to Police Commissioner about fake KPCC website “spreading lies”


Related Articles More

Guarantee cards on manifesto promises to reach every household: Ivan D’souza

Udupi resident loses Rs 1.06 lakhs in KYC updation scam

Bengaluru techie allegedly rapes multiple women he befriended online; arrested

Padubidri: Court sentences accused to 10 yrs in prison in POCSO case

Belthangady: Woman dies after autorickshaw plunges into river

MUST WATCH

A successful coastal farmer growing watermelons

Mahesh Joshi Interview

Success Story of Mr bean

| Malpe fish market

Mahindra on Bengaluru waiter balancing 16 plates


Latest Additions

Tesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule

Davis Cup: India relegated to World Group II after losing Play-off 2-3 to Denmark

‘There was a knock on the door at 2 am’: Assam child bride recount crackdown

India ranks third in world ‘start-up’ ecosystem: Anurag Thakur

Asia Cup likely to be moved out of Pakistan, venue to be finalised in March

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.