BJP ticket war: BSY ruffles RSS feathers over

First Published 16, Oct 2017, 5:45 PM IST
BJP ticket war  BSY v s RSS
Highlights
  • State BJP president B S Yeddyurappa has prepared a list of candidates and specific constituencies for 130 of the total 224 constituencies.
  • The Sangh Parivar has said that the list must be prepared after mutual discussions and not until then.
  • Yeddyurappa asks what is wrong in making a list based on winning evaluation ? 'I am State President?'

The indication that there may be trouble with regard to ticket allocation in BJP is very clear already. State BJP president and chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa has prepared a list of candidates and specific constituencies for 130 of the total 224 constituencies. He mentioned this to Sangh Parivar leaders during discussions. This has not gone down well with the Sangh Parivar leaders, reported Kannada Prabha

The Sangh Parivar has said that the list must be prepared after mutual discussions and not until then.This has caused irritation to BS Yeddyurappa according to sources. Yeddyurappa said, "There is nothing wrong in making a list based on winning evaluation, as I am the State President? If indications are given to them they will start preparing in advance. This will only benefit the party." Yeddyurappa is said to have shared his disgruntlement with close associates.

However, the Sangh Parivar has other ideas. The High Command is making his own survey with regard to selection of candidates. By making several experiments only those who have the potential to win will be given ticket. Hence it is not right to prepare the list or instruct the candidates beforehand.

After the visit of BJP national president Amit Shah to the State, the State president has lost grounds and the high command has taken control. All major decisions are being made in Delhi. Amit Shah’s decision might just create more confusion in future. However, the state leaders will not raise any voice against Shah. Already there are many who are anxious that Yeddyurappa will favour only those close to him. Even RSS leaders fear the same.  Hence they have put forth the argument that ticket allocation should be done with the approval of the high command. That definitely will create some friction sources say.

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