BJP Meeting: BJP MLAs say that Congress’s election promises, internal reservations, negative discussions led to the party’s defeat in the recent assembly elections in Karnataka. BJP’s Karnataka unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel had called a meeting of BJP MLAs elected to the 16th Assembly in Bengaluru.
In the meeting, it was also decided to work towards taking the achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nine-year government to every household and ensure that the party wins all the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state. In 2019, the BJP had won 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.
What did BJP say?
BJP national general secretary CT Ravi said, “In the meeting, efforts were made to instill confidence in the legislators to work as a constructive opposition by extending all necessary support to the new government to serve the people of the state. After the meeting, he said, “If the government indulges in anti-people activities, if it takes decisions harmful to the state with a hidden agenda, it was decided to oppose it.”
The meeting was attended by former chief ministers BS Yediyurappa, Basavaraj Bommai and Sadananda Gowda, national general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh and other senior leaders. Party General Secretary Ravi said that the political situation of the state was also analyzed in the meeting. He said that since 1985 in Karnataka, no ruling party has won for the second time in a row.
Why did BJP lose the Karnataka elections?
C. T. Ravi said that it seems that in the last four decades, the natural trend of changing the government once in five years has started in Karnataka, yet we got 36 percent votes, we got the same number of votes as in 2018, but We lagged behind in getting seats. Ravi said that internal reservations, election promises of the Congress and negative discourse became the reasons for the party’s defeat in the recently held assembly elections in Karnataka.
He said that the BJP will not be discouraged by the results and will definitely make a comeback, as it has done in the past. He said that our role may have changed, but our commitment to serve the society has not changed and the party will continue to work in that direction.
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