BJP leaders plan election campaign, criticise Cong govt

Visiting the city to plan the campaign for the South Graduate Constituency election, senior BJP leader Eshwarappa stated that the state govt has been ineffective so far

Flaying the Siddaramaiah government for its “irresponsible governance” in handling the drinking water crises in the state, opposition BJP leader in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa alleged that it was due to the negligence of the state government that people were facing huge water crises in the state.

Speaking at a party meeting organised to plan an effective campaign for the South Graduate Constituency election scheduled for June second week in support of party’s candidate M V Ravi Shankar, Eshwarappa alleged that the state government had drastically failed in achieving its target in terms of installing drinking water units across the state.

“The government had assured to install as many as 7,000 drinking water units in the state in three years after the formation of the government. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H K Patil had even proposed to resign if the target was not met. Now it is time for him to resign as the government has been able to install only 1,400 units till the March 2016,” Eshwarappa said.

Blurb: Lashing at CM Siddaramaiah, Eshwarappa alleged that the CM had mastered the art of money and caste politics and voters who brought the party to power were fed up with the government. “Realising the political developments in the state, people are eagerly waiting for the next assembly election to oust the Congress Party,” he said.

Speaking about the campaign in Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar for the upcoming South Graduate Constituency election, he advised the party volunteers to make a list of voters and convince them to vote for the BJP candidate. “Each karyakarta should commit to convince more than 25 voters and make a list of them. It should be his responsibility to make a list of potential BJP voters and take them to the polling booths,” he said.

“The karyakartas should be slotted into groups under a senior party leader who shall direct each group to approach the voters. There should be separate groups to convince doctors, engineers, schools and college teachers and banking sector to make the campaign effective,” Eshwarappa advised.

As many as 1,05,000 voters have enrolled so far, with around 40,000 being the first-time voters and 40,000 voters from schools and colleges, said former minister S A Ramdas.

MP Pratap Simha, MLA C T Ravi, MLC C H Vijayshankar, M V Ravi Shankar, former minister V Somanna, BJP Mahila Morcha Vice-President Slochana Bhat and others were present.

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