BJP’s Arun Singh – The New Indian Express
Express news service
BENGALURU: With less than two years of the elections to the Assembly, the BJP seems confident to form the next government on its own. Karnataka party secretary general Arun Singh told TNIE they were confident they would win a majority with comfortable numbers. Asked what the party will aim for, he exuded confidence by saying: “We will get more than 120 seats”.
With the strongman of Lingayat BS Yediyurappa no longer chief minister, there is a big question mark over who the party will project as its leader. For his part, Yediyurappa said he would work to strengthen the party at the local level. Political analyst BS Murthy said: “The BJP continues to face a dilemma as to exactly what role BS Yediyurappa will play over the next 18 months. Add to this that more than 40 percent of BJP lawmakers have won more than three terms and could face opposition to the term. “
However, Arun Singh said Yediyurappa is an experienced leader who has traveled to all corners of the state and his statewide tour will benefit the party. “We will definitely use his experience in Karnataka, he is the greatest ruler of the state,” he said.
Regarding the upcoming votes on the Assembly seats in Hanagal (Haveri) and Sindagi (Vijayapura), Singh said: lost by around 30,000 votes, he said: “It was because of the opposition to power, and also because the candidate who was in the BJP had changed places and had narrowly lost in the previous elections. we won by a huge margin in Basavakalyan. ”
Regarding preparations for the upcoming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections, he said: “We are focusing on the party structure and strengthening the mandal committees and morchas.