Hubballi: State BJP incharge Arun Singh clearly dodged questions on whether Jagadish Shettar would get a ticket from the party to fight the next Assembly election. Arun Singh said, “Jagadish Shettar is a very tall leader, and he is in the core committee and he distributes tickets. We are not sidelining him in the party, and the party respects him a lot. ” Despite repeated reposting of the question, Arun Singh moved on to the next topic.
Arun Singh was in the city to take part in the Sankalpa Samavesha organised by the party in the runup to the next Assembly election, and he would also take part in the meetings organised in Hubballi in the morning and in Dharwad in the afternoon.
Yatnal is not our leader
On a question on MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal, why has the party not taken any action against him despite his statements causing damage to the party, Singh replied that he was not their leader and a notice had been served to him, to which he had furnished a reply, and it was before the disciplinary committee, and they would take suitable action. “His nature is like that. What can we do? Of course, his statements do harm to the party, “Singh opined.
He expressed confidence that the party would return to power by securing over 150 seats in the next Assembly election. The people of Karnataka are pleased with the development work by the double-engine government and have decided to bless the double-engine government once again. The trend of the BJP returning to power will continue and the BJP will form the next government,” he said.