Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomai says BJP’s state unit is centered on Rajya Sabha, MLC

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomai said on Sunday that the BJP was focusing on Rajya Sabha and Assembly elections and had convened a core committee on the issue. He added that the cabinet would also be expanded on the instructions of the party high command.

“We are currently preparing for the Rajya Sabha and Assembly elections. Yesterday itself, we held a core committee meeting on the issue. Seniors are monitoring it,” Bomai told reporters on arrival in Hubli.

The biennial elections for four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka and two undergraduate and teacher elections for the State Legislative Council will be held on June 10 and 13, respectively.

Also, biennial elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for seven seats will be held on June 3.

The chief minister said that during his visit to Delhi, he had said that after the Supreme Court’s verdict on local body elections, many governments could declare elections and several decisions were likely to be taken in this regard.

The answer was in the context of local body elections in some places, including the Bangalore Citizens Association, which may be announced soon.

Regarding the expansion of the state cabinet, Bomai said he would contact the party’s high command by phone again and the cabinet could be reshuffled based on instructions.

Karnataka has five ministerial posts as against 34 sanctioned posts and many ruling BJP MLAs are keen to become ministers, BJP sources said.

Asked about reports that former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa’s son and BJP state vice-president BY Vijayendra could enter the assembly and become a minister, he said everything was left to the party high command.

Regarding his meeting with Cooperation Minister ST Somashekar with JD (S) MLA GT Deve Gowda of Chamundeshwari Center to set foot in the old Mysuru region, the Chief Minister said that a lot has changed in politics.

Responding to a question about opposition parties accusing him of being a weak chief minister, Bomai said, “Only you (journalists) have said that. We have resolved the hijab issue, the azan issue and the halal issue in a harmonious way. The azan case was also settled. The hijab case has also been disposed of as per the directions of the court. ”

“We have been able to resolve disputes within the framework of the law and in accordance with the guidelines of the Supreme Court. We have fulfilled our responsibility perfectly,” the chief minister said.

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