Amit Shah gives Karnataka BJP one last chance to prove unity at core committee meet
BJP national president Amit Shah will oversee Karnataka unit's core committee in New Delhi on Saturday. This is the state BJP's final chance to prove that the party will put up a united fight ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka. Despite allegations of attempting to engineer a rift within the party, national joint organizing secretary B L Santhosh is all set to get additional powers to keep the BJP in check.
Members of the state BJP core committee will meet on Saturday for a review of all that has taken place post-Amit Shah's visit to Bengaluru. While the BJP has managed to become active on the ground in terms of rallies, protests and agitation, intra-organisation powerplay needs to be put to rest. B L Santhosh is expected to get more control over the state party and become a bridge between the election in-charges appointed by Amit Shah, the party as well as the RSS. The core issue between Yeddyurappa and B L Santhosh was power-sharing. Saturday's meet is likely to put an end to the same.
"There really is no infighting anymore. All of that ended before Amit Shah landed in Bengaluru. Now is the time to give the central leadership the confidence that we can pull this off. There will be no arguments on who gets what responsibility. For now, there is no time for power tussle. Our focus in 2018 assembly elections and we have all decided to implement whatever is decided in the meetings. The same will apply to all meetings that are to come," said a party worker when asked if additional powers to B L Santhosh will once again create a rift.
A pre-poll survey that has predicted a massive win for the Congress will also be discussed in the meeting. The election committee will also meet newly appointed in-charge Prakash Javdekar on Saturday. The BJP will mull over conducting their own pre-poll survey to counter the existing one by C fore.
Amit Shah has sought a detailed report on all activities inside and outside the party office after his three-day visit. He will review the performance of each wing and leader who were given specific tasks during his visit. Saturday's meeting is also the Karnataka BJP's last chance to prove unity among leaders failing which, the central leadership will take full control of the state unit.