BJP not divided over BSY, says ex-minister Suresh Kumar

There is no difference of opinion in the BJP regarding former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa becoming the State head of the party, said former minister S Suresh Kumar.

“The central committee selects the president for the BJP State unit. The committee will consider the efforts put in by Yeddyurappa during the selection process,” he added.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of Vijaya Sankalpa convention on Saturday, Suresh Kumar said no leader within the BJP will oppose leadership of Yeddyurappa. All are confident of Yeddyurappa’s leadership and ability, he added.

Preparations for polls

Stating that nine teams have been constituted to tour the entire State as a preparation for the forthcoming taluk and zilla panchayat elections, the former minister said that he has been entrusted with the responsibility of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts. “During the last Zilla Panchayat elections, the BJP had won 25 seats out of 34 in Chikkamagaluru district. As per the expectations of the people, we have given good administration. The BJP is hopeful of wining the highest number of seats in the district,” he added.

Suresh Kumar alleged that the State government is conspiring to postpone the panchayat elections. The government should conduct the elections within the stipulated time, he added.

Inaugurating the convention, local MP Shobha Karandlaje said that the BJP has taken the zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat elections as a challenge. “The BJP workers should ensure that the party comes to power in all the seven taluk panchayats as well as the zilla panchayat in the district. The result of the panchayat elections should help the BJP to win the Assembly elections too,” she advised. MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA C T Ravi and others were present.

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