Sunday, August 31, 2014

Karnataka #BJP core committee to analyze the by-poll results today

The Karnataka unit of BJP is holding an important meeting of its highest decision making body — the State core committee — in Bangalore today to analyze the by-poll results.

The results of the by-elections in three Assembly constituencies, in which the opposition BJP has won only one seat, have jolted its prominent leaders, especially as elections to village panchayats and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike  (BBMP) are scheduled next year.
The former Chief Minister and newly appointed national vice-president of the BJP, B.S. Yeddyurappa’s son B.Y. Raghavendra won by just over 6,000 votes in Shikaripur.
In Bellary where the party lost by a huge margin, the BJP had depended heavily on the clout of B. Sriramulu, who won the Bellary Lok Sabha constituency in 2014.