BJP’s Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh on Thursday mentioned that his conversations with occasion MLAs revolved round improvement works and didn’t veer in the direction of change of leadership within the state “even once by mistake”.
As Singh arrived in Bengaluru on Wednesday night, some BJP leaders had described that his three-day keep in Bengaluru could be a “troubleshooting mission”, whereas one other part had claimed that “change of leadership in state” could be the first agenda of a sequence of conferences to be held by him.
After a day-long assembly with occasion MLAs on the BJP state headquarters right here, Singh advised reporters he might maintain discussions solely with these leaders and MLAs who had sought a previous appointment.
“All these leaders spoke only about measures needed to be taken to strengthen the party in the state and discussion never veered towards change of leadership in the state,” he mentioned.
Ruling out the opportunity of change of leadership within the state, he mentioned that had he come right here to debate this subject, he would have met all MLAs as a substitute of solely these leaders who had sought an appointment.
“The very premise that I have come here to discuss change of leadership itself is a flawed one. There is no such reason to believe that anything needs to change here,” he retorted.
He mentioned that occasion MLAs had been working arduous on the grassroot stage together with occasion staff through the pandemic and on the prime, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and his ministers are working arduous to seek out options to the problems that the pandemic is throwing on a day after day foundation.
Singh mentioned that there may very well be “one or two such leaders” who is likely to be overtly defying occasion self-discipline and making such statements however the BJP, being the largest nationwide occasion with crores of staff, their statements make no influence.
“BJP state unit President, Nalin Kumar Kateel will take care of those two or three leaders who are making such remarks… all of these leaders have come from other parties and they are not original BJP leaders,” he mentioned, in an oblique dig at Vijaypura MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, Tourism Minister C.P. Yogeshwara and MLC, A.H. Vishwanath as these leaders have been overtly criticising Yediyurappa and his son, B.Y. Vijayendra’s “interference at all levels in the administration” for fairly a while now.
“We are collecting enough evidence against these leaders who are trying to malign the image of our party before taking any concrete action,” he mentioned.
In response to a query, he mentioned that he gathered extra details about the strengths and weaknesses of opposition Congress and Janata Dal-S, “and how they were losing their workers at grassroot level”. This would assist the BJP within the 2023 elections, he mentioned.
Nearly 40 MLAs, and 30 chairmen of state-run boards and firms met Singh for one-on-one discussions.