BJP poll loss: Former CM Bommai, State BJP Chief Kateel, Sangh Parivar leader blamed
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BJP poll loss: Former CM Bommai, State BJP Chief Kateel, Sangh Parivar leader blamed

June 2, 2023

PM Modi collects report from a Union Minister from Karnataka about party’s poor show

Bengaluru: Following the disastrous show of BJP in the recent Assembly elections in the State, a Union Minister hailing from Karnataka has submitted a report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding the then Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, State BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel and a Sangh Parivar leader responsible for the severe drubbing received by the party.

 It is said that, following the results of the elections, the PM summoned the Union Minister of Karnataka origin to his residence and collected information about the poor show of the party.

PM Modi also questioned the leader as to what they were doing when Congress was harping about 40 percent commission? In his reply, the Union Minister has told the PM that the previous CM Bommai had himself told others not to rack their brain, taking the responsibility of countering such serious issues on his own. Another main reason for the debacle was raking up reservation issue on the cusp of elections. Both Kateel and Bommai also failed to handle responsibilities efficiently. While Kateel restricted himself to Mangaluru (Kateel’s home town), Bommai failed to have a firm grip on the administration and failed to tackle the Opposition party efficiently.

Some of the tough decisions of Sangha Parivar during the election also added to the failure of the party. If the party was keen on denying ticket to old timers, they should have abided by it. Instead, the ticket was denied to party loyalists like former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and former Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa, but senior legislators like G.H. Thipppareddy of Chitradurga and others who were facing charges were given ticket. This move not just angered party workers, but also some of the communities.

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Despite intensified lobbying for ticket by Shettar and another former Deputy CM Laxman Savadi, the Sangh Parivar leaders ignored them. As a result, the party had to pay a heavy price in Mumbai Karnataka and Kalyana Karnataka (Hyderabad-Karnataka) regions. Congress succeeded in using all our mistakes to its own political advantage. More than that, the pre-poll guarantees of Congress also proved handy in its victory, the Union Minister is learnt to have apprised the PM.

“If we (BJP) strengthen the organisation systematically and rectify the mistakes, we can taste success in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections,” the Union Minister is said to have advised Modi.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “BJP poll loss: Former CM Bommai, State BJP Chief Kateel, Sangh Parivar leader blamed”

  1. citizenvoter says:

    Bottom line, in Karnataka national leaders don’t have any influence for assembly elections. BJP’s demise started with Santosh at the helm and sidelining Yediyurappa, then snowballed with Eshwarappa, Shettar, Savadi ticket denial. Also Bommai was no match for Siddaramaiah and DKS when it comes to running an election campaign. I believe there is an understanding between Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah to enjoy the power to each other every 5 yrs. When Congress had to give up CM post to JDS, Siddaramaiah made his followers go to BJP and made Yedi as CM. Now Yedi made so many BJP contestants lose (ex Sommanna, CT Ravi even Renukacharya, and Shimoga candidate, host of others in North Karnataka) handed over the CM post to Siddaramaiah. BJP knows this and unless they project Yedi son as CM or DCM for the next assembly election, it will never come to power.

  2. Jogekal Lingappa says:

    So this unnamed Union Minister, says to the cabal around Narendra Modi , that the cabal around this caterpillar moustached Lingayat Bommai was responsible for the loss of thev BJP power.
    Even before he bacame the CM, Bommai was seen as a mere fat toad with no mass appeal, not even in the Lingayat belt of the arid forner Maharashtra regions which joined for the Karnataka creation.
    Yedi, the R Cheddi, wanted to rule for a few more years, before passing the power over to his son.
    Interesting that Modi ridicules Gandhi dynasty, when his brother Prahlad Modi, gets privileges unprecedented in Gujarat, amd Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah is the real Gujarat C|M, even though he is not even a MLA there, but wields enormous power.
    Interesting also that the above scoundrel, the Union Minister, could not blame Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and fat Nadda who camped for days in Karnataka, ran large rallies,addressing voters in large numbers, which had no effect at all! So, Modi had no influence at all, and the blame should be directed at him and Amit Shah.
    If Congress runs the Lok Sabha election campaign as good as the state election campaign with the involvement of Sinia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka, , mamy BJP MPs will lose. The BJP loss will have such an effect that the BJP Rajya Sabha member and the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who has no connection to Karnataka and yet was elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnatka, will go too in the near future, if she cannot find another Rajya Sabha seat. She could not find a constituency in the Tamil Nadu, as she had no political base there.
    If Siddaramaiah and the Congress implement their priorities named like the rice support, cash support etc.. to families, then the BJP will not come back to power in the near future.
    What the BJP lost was the Lingayat votes to Congress. What the JD(S) lost was Vokkaliga votes to Congress. The free give aways that Congress promised worked so well,and reduced Modi’s influence to Nothing. Yedi the RSS Cheddi’s influence was morginal.

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