Besides Krishna, BJP sets sights on other vokkaliga leaders in Cauvery belt

Bengaluru: It was supposedly a telephone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to praise him on taking off demonetisation that set the phase for previous clergyman S M Krishna to stop the Congress. The call was trailed by a visit with BJP national president Amit Shah.

Krishna, a previous outside issues priest and boss clergyman, has been communicating adoration for Modi for as far back as couple of months. In July 2016, Krishna complimented Modi for his abroad excursions to reinforce two-sided connections and his endeavors to limit cash control in races.

This was said to be the prompt for BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, who is attempting to motivate Krishna to join BJP. The gathering has a couple Vokkaliga pioneers, including D V Sadananda Gowda, R Ashoka, Shobha Karandlaje and C T Ravi, yet BJP is still powerless in the vokkaliga-ruled areas of Bengaluru rustic, Mandya, Hassan and Chikkamagaluru. It will include an enthusiastic association in his home region for Yeddyurappa, who is from Bookanakere in Mandya, on the off chance that he gets Krishna on board.

As indicated by BJP sources, Krishna would be a prize catch. On the off chance that he joins BJP, it would help the gathering temper its picture of being a lingayat amass.

Talks are on to rope in on-screen character and Congress MLA from Mandya M H Ambareesh, who is disturbed that he was dropped from the bureau in June 2016, and JD(S) lawmaker N Cheluvaraswamy from Nagamangala likewise in Mandya locale. “There will be a space in the old Mysuru locale for vokkaliga representation, if these administrators quit their gatherings, which the BJP will need to take advantage of,” a source said.

Ambareesh is said to want to stop his get together enrollment later in the year to turn away a bypoll, which can happen if the crevice between a byelection and the general surveys is six months or less.

BJP expects to win 150 of the 224 gathering seats in 2018, and 12 of the 27 get together electorates in Bangalore Urban region. “Here Krishna’s picture as a central clergyman who put Bengaluru on the worldwide guide will help us,” a source said.

Source:- Timesofindia


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