Assembly elections are to be held in Karnataka next month on May 10, the state’s ruling BJP has so far released its list of 124 candidates for 224 constituencies in two phase.
In which the saffron party has fielded 58 new faces, betting on them. After this, displeasure has increased among the MLAs of the party, who are angry with the seat distribution, due to not getting tickets.
The BJP, facing rebellion over ticket distribution, has entrusted the task of uniting Karnataka’s Krishna, BS Yeddyurappa.
It is said that the former CM has good relations with the rebel leaders, due to which the party high command has asked him to quell the rebellion.
Following the massive revolt, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also said on Wednesday that the high command and he himself were talking to senior leaders. “We are hopeful that it will be resolved,” he said.
BJP facing rebellion
In Karnataka, the BJP is facing an emotionally charged rebellion from its leaders. Including former Deputy CM Laxman Savadi, who quit the party on Wednesday and the six-time MLA announcing his retirement from electoral politics, saying that honesty has no value.
The sitting MLA from Udupi sobbed in front of the media saying how things are handled, there is a lack of decency in the party.
The party has replaced three-time MLA Kumaraswamy with Deepak Doddaiah as its candidate from Mudigere.
Kumaraswamy targeted BJP national general secretary CT Ravi for not getting ticket and said that his ticket was denied from Mudigere seat because of BJP national general secretary CT Ravi.
After which it is being told that Kumaraswamy may join JD(S) or contest as an independent.
Senior BJP leader and MLA Nehru Olekar also left the party on Thursday after not getting ticket in the assembly elections.
The 65-year-old two-time MLA from the Scheduled Community has accused CM Bommai of not getting a ticket. Olekar had told Bommai to enter the drip irrigation project after wearing it for a few days.
To which the CM had said that let him level the allegations, he should come with proof and let him prove the leveled allegations to be correct.
10 seats may have to bear the loss
BJP party has not yet been able to cross the majority mark in the Karnataka assembly elections, although it emerged as the single largest party in the last election.
In such a situation, the BJP, which is facing rebellion in about 30 seats, may have to suffer losses in about 10 seats.
On the other hand, after getting angry with BJP’s strongman, former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, former Deputy Chief Ministers KS Eshwarappa and Laxman Savadi, former Fisheries and Ports Minister S Angara and three-time MLA from Udupi Raghupati Bhat, the BJP high command gives the responsibility to Yeddyurappa to explain them.
At the same time, after not giving ticket to NR Ramesh, more than 1,200 of his supporters have resigned from the primary membership of the party.
MLA from Hubli Dharwad Central, former CM Jagadish Shettar met BJP National President JP Nadda in Delhi on Wednesday regarding not getting ticket. Making it clear that he would not withdraw from the fray, Shettar said, “I expressed my view (that) I am going to contest the election. I have been elected six times in a row, I should be given one more chance.
On which Nadda said that he is going to discuss with other leaders and reach a conclusion. It has been learned from sources that the party will field the former CM, who belongs to the Lingayat community.
And Yeddyurappa said in Bengaluru, “Ninety-nine percent, Shettar will get the ticket.”
The assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 10, while the results will come on the 13th.