Bengaluru, May 24: A grand bid to keep up the promise made to national BJP President, Amit Shah of winning 150 assembly seats in the state of Karnataka is on. State BJP President and Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa (BSY) in full swing strategising after he assumed president post to realise the promise.
First and foremost thing, BSY is doing at present is ironing out internal differences within the party, according to close sources of BSY. While Yeddyurappa will have a close watch on political foes in his party, mainly National Joint General Secretary (organisation) BJP, B L Santosh, a sudden and surprising appointment of Yeddyurappa to the post of president has given a set back to Santosh.
There are in the state BJP two factions- one being led by Yeddyurappa and another by Santosh. Political rumble for power between these two factions has a long history too. But this time around, BSY does not want this enmity come in a way of accomplishing mission 150 which he has promised to Amit Shah after which Shah decided to hand over the state mantle to Yeddyurappa.
Appointment of Strong organisers in districts
BJP's mass leader in Karnataka, BSY is studying the profiles of many district level leaders meticulously at this juncture in order to decide on who will head the election campaigning in 30 districts of the state for 2018 assembly polls. Based on the merit, sources divulged to OneIndia BSY will chose leaders to lead the campaign in districts to achieve 150 out of 224 assembly seats.
'Organising skill' and 'popularity among the mass' are the two aspects which will be looked at while selecting. When asked the source, will BSY select some leaders from enemy camp, the source said, Yeddyurappa will stick to merits and will choose leaders irrespective of camps.
A source also added that, Yeddyurappa by choosing leaders from B L Santosh's camp try to iron out differences within two factions.
Big boost to Prabhakar Bhat
RSS think tank from Dakshina Kannada, Prabhakar Bhat who was pushed to corners in recent years, has once again to figure in decision making core body in the state. Bhat is likely to play a major role in deciding candidates for the party.
Mainly, Bhat will decide candidates for the assembly constituencies in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, the power which he lost in 2014 general elections. Back of power is the resultant of Yeddyurappa's return to state politics and Bhat's relationship with BSY.