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Having Modi in charge, BJP ready to experiment in Karnataka: Shah

Karnataka: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in a meeting with Karnataka BJP leaders, told that the BJP shouldn’t be hesitant to experiment in Karnataka as part of its electoral plan, including the allocation of tickets, when we have a highly popular leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also added that, “If we don’t start doing this now, we won’t be able to groom the youth.

Shah, who met state leaders earlier this week to pick the party’s candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections, stated that “we must increase our party base and spread its wings everywhere by capitalising on the popularity of Modi’. He also added that leaders in Karnataka should be prepared to accept adjustments in the BJP’s election approach.

The BJP has dropped 18 sitting MLAs so far in the announced candidates for 212 constituencies out of total 224 seats.

By removing some incumbent MLAs from anti-incumbency strongholds like the coastline and Malnad areas, Shah hopes to defeat it. In places where it frequently lost, the party ran fresh candidates. According to a leader, this would not only provide employees the motivation to campaign hard but also contribute to the long-term development of cadres.

With the exception of a handful in coastal Karnataka and the Malnad area, the BJP state unit has recommended renominating the majority of the current MLAs. According to the leader, even the state leaders who lost by fewer than 4,000 votes in the 2018 Assembly elections urged renominating the leaders.

According to the leader, the central leaders did not agree with the state leaders’ recommendations and chose to replace roughly 20 current MLAs with newcomers.

Shah has already given the BJP national general secretary B L Santosh, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, former chief minister B S Yediyurappa, state unit and state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel instructions to talk to all leaders and ensure that they should not leave the party in anticipation of rebellion by the dropped sitting MLAs and some of the disgruntled leaders.

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