- BJP leaders failing to cash in on the Congress government's failures irk the party president
- Leaders get earful for infighting, indiscipline and other lack of co-ordination
- Shah is on a three-day visit to the State
BJP leaders who were lying low these days have got an earful from the party's master strategist Amit Shah for being ineffective in cornering the Siddaramaiah government. The party's national president was apparently irked at the state leaders for failing to utilise opportunities when they came on the "platter" to show their strength.
On the first day of his visit, during the core committee meeting, fuming Shah reportedly sought reason for the leaders' silence over the Congress government's failures. He was particularly angry on the leaders' silence over the IT raid on Energy minister DK Shivakumar. "Why no one spoke about it and failed at demanding his resignation? Is it possible for you to seek his resignation now? Why did no one speak then? Are you all afraid to take the community's anger or is DK Shivakumar close to you? Why you all have failed to utilise the opportunities that came on a platter," is how Shah pulled up the BJP leaders, reports Kannada Prabha.
During the meeting, Shah - armed with the leaders' track record - pulled up "certain" leaders. Reviewing the party's performance in the past few months, Shah reportedly suggested measures to enhance the party's image on certain issues.
He reportedly dictated the party leaders to focus on strengthening the party from booth level. "Party will not tolerate any indiscipline. We will not entertain any unilateral decisions or infighting in the party, either. I know how to bring the BJP government in the State," he is reportedly have told the leaders.
Shah has reportedly told the state leaders to concentrate on the booth -level strengthening of the party ahead of the elections, next year. "Do not worry about the candidates and the tickets. We will take care all of that. I know how to bring the BJP government in Karnataka," reports Kannada Prabha, quoting Amit Shah.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:42 PM