BJP will select candidates for assembly elections after survey

B.S. Yeddyurapa, BJP state president on Tuesday said that selection of candidates for forthcoming Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 will be done based after survey. As per party chief many leaders were projecting themselves as candidates while some who are Members of the Parliament are keen to return to the state politics. But Mr. Yeddyurapa stated that the party’s national unit and state unit will undertake a survey to seek the opinion of the public as to who should contest the upcoming assembly elections.

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Commenting on this he said, “Party leaders can work towards building and organizing the party. This doesn’t mean that they will be the candidates. Amit Shah, BJP national president has made it clear that the choice of the candidate would be based on a survey. He will visit Bengaluru in the first week of August to discuss this. We will be sticking to this plan.”

Commenting on party’s presidential election nominee he said, “Our party leaders are in touch with all the elected representatives who in turn have assured to vote in favor of the party candidate. Even in Karnataka, I have approached all independent MLAs, including those from BSR Congress, who have assured to vote in favor of our party,”

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On party’s strategy in the upcoming assembly election, he said that the party will campaign for upcoming assembly elections on basis of achievements of Narendra Modi government at the centre. He also said that the party will highlight the failures of Siddaramaiah led Congress government. He claimed that he is confident of the BJP winning 150 seats in the coming Karnataka Assembly elections 2018.

Along with Yeddyurappa, Shobha Karandlaje, B. Sriramulu and Govind Karjol were present during his visit to Ballari on Tuesday.