During his visit to Karnataka, Union Home Minister Amit Shah discussed recent developments and organizational matters with Chief Minister Biswaraj Bomai and senior BJP leaders in the state, where assembly elections are due in May next year, party sources said on Thursday. It is likely to happen before. Shah, who landed in the city late on Wednesday night to attend ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’, an event organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence today. Discussions were held with the state to participate in the event. BJP strongman and former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
According to sources, they discussed the recent communal killing of BJP worker Parveen Netar in Dakshina Kannada district, which triggered mass protests and resignations of the party and its Yuva Morcha members at various places. The series began, and there were open expressions of anger from many people. Hindutva ideologues and organizations accuse the state government of not standing up to protect the lives of Hindu activists. Shah collected details of recent killings and related incidents in South Kannada from Home Minister Araga Janinder.
“Can’t reveal everything to you, he has collected information. Instead of saying he has sought clarification, he has taken information, and also talked about strengthening the NIA investigation. Janinder told reporters in response to a question. Noting that Shah is satisfied with the government’s performance, he said, “He gets all the information, he doesn’t have to come to Bengaluru to work ….. He also gives suggestions from time to time.” Shah is also said to have held some informal talks regarding some organizational changes, with state party chief Nalin Kumar Kittel’s term expiring this month, the sources added, but talks about an extension are still pending. There is no explanation about the talks or the reshuffle of the Bomai cabinet.
Kittel took over as BJP state president from Yeddyurappa in August 2019. Shah’s meeting with Yeddyurappa gained significance, after which he signaled the end of his innings in electoral politics by saying that he would vacate the Shikaripura assembly seat for his son BY Vijayendra if the party wins in 2023. Put them in the fray in the assembly elections.
Many in the party believe that the leadership wants to ensure that Yeddyurappa is not sidelined, fearing negative repercussions for the party in the polls if the veteran leader chooses to remain inactive. Is.
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