Kottari elected BJP district president

Kottari elected BJP district president

Padmanabha Kottari

Declaring the election result, BJP election in-charge Sunil Kumar said that Kottari will lead the party in the district for the next three years. He said that Dakshina Kannada is the first district in the state to conduct party’s election. Election in the remaining 35 districts will be held before December 30, he added. Kumar said that the ordinary membership of the party, which was 9 lakh in the previous year, has been increased to nearly 27 lakh. Meanwhile, the district too have shown significant progress that the membership has been increased to 1.62 lakh, he added.

BJP state president D V Sadananda Gowda said that the party will conduct election to 267 Mandalas by the end of December. Gowda said that Karnataka is the first state in the nation to enroll 27 lakh ordinary members for the party.

Talking about the recent political crisis in BJP, Gowda said that all issues will be sorted out amicably in the legislative body meeting to be held in Bangalore on December 28. The pace at which the party implements development works in the state has been lauded even by the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram too. No one can criticise the BJP government as far as its administration is concerned, he added.

Acknowledging the felicitation, Kottari said that the post of party district president is of more responsibility than the legislator’s position.

“The party, which was known for its discipline, has been turned into a party of indiscipline. We should shoulder responsibility to build the party at grassroots and to preserve its reputation through discipline,” he added. Veteran party leader Somashekar Bhat, state secretary Sulochana Bhat, District In-charge Minister J Krishna Palemar and outgoing district president Monappa Bhandary were present.

It is party decision: DV
Speaking to reporters on the induction of Honnali MLA Renukacharya into the Cabinet, Sadananda Gowda said that it was a unanimous decision taken by the party leadership.
“Party workers and elected members should abide by the decision of the party. Let leaders and workers of other parties speak. However, our party workers should not criticise our own party’s decision,” he added.

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