BJP gears up to face bypolls

Candidate will be one among party workers, says Eshwarappa

Speaking to Deccan Herald before attending a meet in Kadur on Tuesday, Eshwarappa said that the party has already started scanning within the party to find party workers who have the potential to win the bypolls. “An independent agency has been asked to conduct a survey to know the trend of inclination of people towards BJP. The report is expected to reach me on August 21. On August 22, the party will announce its candidate,” he said and added that all the party workers have said that they will agree with the decision of the party.

He added that a preliminary report has shown that there is a pro BJP wave in Kadur and Gulbarga. “Booth-level committees have been formed in Kadur constituency and teams have been formed in every village for election propaganda. MP and MLAs will take part in campaign from the day nomination is filed till polling takes place. If required, popular personalities who can have impact on the voters will be brought in for campaigning,” Eshwarappa said.

BJP leaders are planning to visit each and every house in Kadur and seek votes. “During the door-to-door campaign, the leaders will bring to the notice of the people the works done during 60 year rule of Congress as against the development brought about by BJP in just 2 years,” he said.

Eshwarappa said that the Congress padayatra has done no harm to BJP because Congress lacks the ability to harm BJP. “Congress party needed some activity so they started the Padayatra. There ends the matter,” he said and added that Congress leaders had declared that by the end of Padayatra, Yeddyurappa Government will fall but everyone knows what happened in reality. “BJP has spread its roots strongly in Karnataka and nobody can pull down Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa from the post for the next 3 years,” he said.

Alleging Siddaramaiah of playing ‘caste politics,’ Eshwarappa said that both Congress and JD(S) should go to people and seek votes on the basis of work done by them and not on basis of community, caste and creed. “These parties are opposing the Prohibition of Cow Slaughter bill. If the two parties do not want the bill to be passed then let them win the election promising people of freedom to slaughter cow,” he challenged.

He said that it is left up to the people to decide whether the bill must be passed or not. MLAs D N Jeevaraj, C T Ravi, M P Kumaraswamy and D S Suresh were present.

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