- Except State BJP President BS Yeddyurappa, no other leader may change his or her constituency
- It is not feasible to ask anyone who has won three times in a constituency to give it up and contest from a new constituency
- Yeddyurappa has declared that he would be contesting from north Karnataka and the constituency is not yet decided
The State BJP leaders are facing the threat of change of constituency but it has not been discussed yet at any level. It has been expressed in the inner circles of the party that the idea may not work in reality, reports Kannada Prabha.
Except State BJP President BS Yeddyurappa, no other leader may change his or her constituency. In fact Yeddyurappa also has not yet taken a firm decision with regard to changing his constituency. It is said that it is not easy to cut off the relationship and confidence developed with the people of one constituency and earn it in another constituency.
Yeddyurappa is the unchallenged leader of State BJP and the Chief Ministerial candidate of the party. Hence, whichever constituency he contests from people will vote for him. But others may not be that fortunate. It is not feasible to ask anyone who has won three times in a constituency to give it up and contest from a new constituency. Even if it is implemented, one cannot guarantee that it will be beneficial to the party, said a senior leader.
Then the question why some leaders are saying they are willing to contest from any constituency as suggested by party high command is posed. It is reported that to insist that they would contest from their constituency only could send a negative image and hence the leaders have found it safe to declare they are ready to contest from anywhere.
It can be recalled that BJP high command has successfully changed constituencies of some leaders in other states. However such successes are very rare. Yeddyurappa has declared that he would be contesting from north Karnataka and the constituency is not yet decided. He also confirmed that Eshwarappa will not be competing from north Karnataka.
Meanwhile, the State BJP in-charge Union Minister Prakash Javadekar is touring the State for three days from Thursday. He will be visiting Bidar, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Yadagir and Raichur districts. He will be holding meetings with local BJP leaders and workers. A Core Committee meeting will be held at Bidar Humnabad on Thursday. He will be hearing the problems of the workers and leaders and suggest solutions.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:35 PM IST