Karnataka Chief Minister On Tussle For BJP Poll Tickets

Tumakuru (Karnataka):

Stating that there is competition for election tickets in the BJP with a large number of candidates from all segments of the Assembly wishing to contest the 2023 Assembly elections, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said it was “natural” for a party confident of victory. , and as a national party everything would be balanced.

He said that the BJP’s ongoing ‘Jana Sankalpa Yatre’, a statewide tour that prepares the ground for the party ahead of the Assembly polls, is receiving public response beyond expectations and will turn into ‘Vijaya Sankalpa Yatre’ in the coming days, ensuring victory. in the elections

“We have already traveled in Hyderabad, Karnataka, Central Karnataka, some coastal districts and Belagavi regions, we are getting great response. Looking at the public support, it is beyond our expectations. We are sure that this Jana Sankalapa Yatre will become a Vijaya. Sankalpa in the coming days,” he said. Bommai

Responding to a question about early rumor reports from within the BJP, with many cards, he said, “Competition is natural in a party that is sure to return to power, but since ours is a national party, we will balance everything and work for victory.”

With exit polls favoring the BJP retaining power in Gujarat, Bommai on Tuesday expressed confidence that a “mandate of stability” is likely in Karnataka as well.

The BJP had launched the ‘Jan Sankalpa Yatre’ from Raichur in October, and plans to scale it up in the coming days to cover the rest of the State.

As part of the yatre, two teams — one led by Bommai and Yediyurappa, and the other by state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel — have planned to cover 52 Assembly segments across the state before December 25.

The state is expected to go to polls in April-May 2023, with the party aiming to win at least 150 of the 224 seats in the Assembly.

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