Press Esc to close

Narendra Modi to campaign in five districts in K'taka: Shettar

Bangalore, Apr 6, 2013 (PTI) 17:12 IST
Narendra Modi will campaign in five districts for Karnataka assembly elections, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said today amid speculation on the extent of the Gujarat Chief Minister's role in the canvassing.

"The party will utilise Modi's services...," Shettar told reporters after the party's foundation day celebrations here. Modi will campaign in five districts, the Chief Minister said without elaborating. There are 30 districts in the state.

There has been speculation that Modi may not like to involve himself deeply in the May 5 assembly polls in Karnataka where the BJP is facing an uphill task in retaining its turf.

The Gujarat Chief Minister had skipped the BJP's Central Election Committee meeting yesterday that finalised 140 candidates for the Karnataka polls, but party leaders had sought to play it down, explaining he had prior engagements.

Campaigning in Karnataka is, however, not new for Modi who had canvassed for the party in assembly and Lok Sabha polls in 2008 and 2009 respectively. There has been a huge clamour for Modi's campaign in Karnataka following his new status in the national politics.
Shettar said the party will release its second list of its candidates either on April 9 or 10.

BJP yesterday had announced candidates for 140 seats of the 225-member assembly that includes one nominated member. The list includes names of Shettar, Deputy Chief Ministers R Ashoka and K S Eshwarappa from their home constituencies.
Asked whether the party would give tickets to three legislators who had been in jail in connection with corruption cases against them, Shettar said the party is scrutinising their credentials. PTI BDN RA BN RT MAV 04061714

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
People celebrate Latthmaar Holi in Barsana near Mathura on Saturday...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi in Barsana near Mathura on Saturday...

An olive ridley turtle makes nest to lay eggs during mass nesting at Rushikulya of Ganjam...

An olive ridley turtle makes nest to lay eggs during mass nesting at Rushikulya of Ganjam...

A girl with umbrella sells vegetables during light rains, at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar...

A girl with umbrella sells vegetables during light rains, at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar...

Actor Rani Mukherji poses with differently-abled children during Hichki Teachers Award...

Actor Rani Mukherji poses with differently-abled children during Hichki Teachers Award...

Artists perform on the ocassion of 'Fag Mahotsav' ahead of Holi festival at Govind Dev Ji Temple...

Artists perform on the ocassion of 'Fag Mahotsav' ahead of Holi festival at Govind Dev Ji Temple...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi during the Latthmaar Holi celebrations, in Barsana near...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi during the Latthmaar Holi celebrations, in Barsana near...

Policemen are surrounded by teargas during an anti-facism demonstration in Milan, Italy. Reuters

Policemen are surrounded by teargas during an anti-facism demonstration in Milan, Italy. Reuters

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at...

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at...

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at ...

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at ...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister M Siddaramaiah, Senior leader...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister M Siddaramaiah, Senior leader...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.