Yedi, Gowda in Delhi to discuss elections

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Bangalore, Mar 19: With the elections to the dissolved Karnataka assembly most likely to be held in May, hectic activity is being witnessed in the Bharatiya Janata Party camp.

Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BJP state unit President Sadananda Gowda today left for Delhi to have discussions with party leaders. The two leaders would discuss with BJP president Rajnath Singh and leader L K Advani about the selection of the party candidates for the coming elections and finalise plans to bring the party to power on its own, party spokesperson Suresh Kumar said.

Speaking to UNI Mr Kumar informed that the first list of the candidates was likely to be released by the month end or during the first week of April.

"With just 50 or 55 days left the polls, we are on a preparation mode and we are ready to face the elections. The newly appointed party incharge for elections Arun Jaitley is coming to the city tomorrow night to give a formal start to the election work," he said.

Mr Jaitley would preside over a meeting of the 'core group' and discuss the party's election preparedness in the backdrop of delimitation of assembly segments being taken up in the state, he said.

The 15-member election committee in Karnataka was already on job to select the candidates and would give feed back to the central leadership. State unit also had completed one-round of consultations with district and taluk level office bearers on the selection of potential party candidates he said.


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