New Delhi, April 6: The BJP in Karnataka would have to wait a while longer before it gets a new chief. The decision to appoint a new President for the party in the state will be taken only after the elections to the four states is completed.
Several aspirants to the post have been making visits to Delhi, but have returned after being told that the focus of the party is currently on the assembly elections at Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and West Bengal.
The other issue that has been haunting the BJP is that there are too many aspirants and each one of them is trying to block the other. There is no consensus within the BJP in the state. Although many are backing former Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa, there are others who want a younger face such as C T Ravi to take over the mantle.
Wait a while longer:
Yeddyurappa who recently met with BJP's national president, Amit Shah was told that the decision would be taken only after the elections. We are in the process of appointing several presidents in the states including Telangana. All these decisions would be taken collectively by the top brass, Shah told Yeddyurappa.
Sources also say that Yeddyurappa was not happy with the name of C T Ravi doing the rounds and he had appraised Shah about the same. However the national chief of the party said that all issues would be considered, but only after the elections.