Press Esc to close
Monday 26 September 2016
News updated at 12:34 AM IST
Weather
Max: 25.8°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

BJP, Cabinet rule out early polls in State

Bangalore, Nov 17, 2012, DHNS :

The BJP central leadership and the Jagadish Shettar Cabinet on Saturday decided against immediate dissolution of the State Assembly and going for early elections.

The discussions on going for early polls came up during a series of back-to-back meetings with party functionaries, ministers and MPs held in Bangalore. BJP top brass including party president K S Eshwarappa, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, party national general secretary and incharge of party affairs Dharmendra Pradhan attended the meeting.

The issue was raised by a section of the party functionaries who suggested that the party initiate strict against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and his supporters, dissolve the Assembly and go for polls.

Pradhan is said to have conveyed to the meeting that the party central leadership was against dissolving the Assembly at a time when the Gujarat Assembly polls are scheduled to be held next month.

The move could provide the Opposition parties ammunition to target the BJP. Several ministers are also said to be against dissolution of the Assembly as they want to complete their full term.

Pradhan is said to have also told the party members that no individual was greater than the party. Those who do not want to work within the party framework were free to leave the party, he is learnt to have said in his address. Loyal party workers were the greatest assets of the BJP, he said.

Later, BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and general Secretary Raghunath Malkapure told reporters that the party would hold a series of rallies in November and December across the State to “expose the misdeeds” of the UPA government.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode...

Cyclists take part Cyclothon 2016 held on world car free day in Gurgaon...

Cyclists take part Cyclothon 2016 held on world car free day in Gurgaon...

Artists practice Garba in Ahmedabad...

Artists practice Garba in Ahmedabad...

School students at 'Mother Walk' rally to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa in Kolkata

School students at 'Mother Walk' rally to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa in Kolkata

Maratha community members hold a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim...

Maratha community members hold a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim...

An aerial view of the flood hit Edupalaya village in Medak district of Telangana...

An aerial view of the flood hit Edupalaya village in Medak district of Telangana...

Indian and U.S. army soldiers take part in an Indo-US army joint combat exercise in Ranikhet...

Indian and U.S. army soldiers take part in an Indo-US army joint combat exercise in Ranikhet...

St Patrick Church celebrating 175th anniversary in Museum Road, Bengaluru...

St Patrick Church celebrating 175th anniversary in Museum Road, Bengaluru...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523