BJP to host State convention in Mangalore

Party top brass to be in coastal district for two days

The State Bharatiya Janata Party  Executive Committee convention is scheduled to be held in Dakshina Kannada district on March 1 and 2.

According to sources in the Party, the decision has been taken at the State- level meeting held on Monday in Bangalore. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, BJP State President K S Eshwarappa and senior leaders. All the leaders have reportedly given their consent to the proposal for holding the convention in coastal district.

Confirming the same, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel told Deccan Herald that the convention will be held in Mangalore but the venue has not yet been finalised. He said that in another week the final decision with regard to the venue and various other arrangement plans will be out.

The convention of the Party is held twice a year. Though there were plans to hold the convention in Mangalore last year, rain played the spoilsport. Hence five months ago the convention was held in Hubli.

On March 1 all district presidents and other important leaders will take part in the convention while on March 2, the CM and State-level leaders will attend the event. Thousands of party workers are expected to take part in the convention. BJP State President K S Eshwarappa will be present on both the days.

The veterans of the Party say that coastal districts have always accepted BJP with a warm heart and these districts gave lot of strength to the party even during initial days. It is said that the main aim of the convention is to further fortify Party’s hold over coastal districts. Further with Chikmagalur-Udupi elections round the corner, the convention has gained all the more importance.

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