After over two and half months maintaining low profile having failed to win the floor test, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa is now back in business and getting ready to prepare the party for 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Starting from tomorrow (Thursday), the entire top brass of the state BJP is joining Yeddyurappa in reaching out to every corner of the state to galvanise the party cadres ahead of the Lok Sabha election, for the next one week.
BJP leaders are forming in to three teams, each one will be led by Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and senior leader KS Eshwarappa. The emphasis would be on speeding up the process of setting up booth committees, review working of “Panna Pramukhs” and Shakti Kendra heads to intensify voter contact campaigns.
Yeddyurappa is set to start his tour from Bidar. He will then traverse through Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Ballari, Koppal, Bengaluru City, Bengaluru Urban District, Gadag, Haveri, Uttara Kannada, Dharwad, Belagavi, Chikkodi and Vijayapura districts. His team includes senior leaders Govind Karjol, Shobha Karandlaje and MLC N Ravikumar. The week-long tour will culminate on August 16 at Vijayapura.
Shettar’s team which comprises R Ashoka and Aravind Limbavali will cover Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Bengaluru City, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban and Ramanagaram. The team led by KS Eshwarappa has CT Ravi, Lakshman Savadi and A Narayaswamy. It will reach out to party rank and file in Mandya, Chamarajnagar, Mysuru, Hasssan, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru. The leaders will cover two districts per day and hold meetings with BJP MPs, MLAs and MLCs of the district and also interact with party cadres.