The state leaders will be invited to Delhi for analysing the defeat and planning corrective steps

Concerned over the disastrous performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka, the party high command has sought a report from the State unit on the debacle.

Disclosing this at a press conference in Bangalore on Sunday, BJP former national president M. Venkaiah Naidu said the decision to seek a report had been taken by the BJP’s apex decision making body — the Parliamentary Board — recently.

“The State leaders will be invited to Delhi for a detailed discussion along with the report. We will make a thorough analysis of the defeat and the reasons for the defeat. Then we will plan corrective steps and move forward,” he said.

He said the former party national president Nitin Gadkari would be arriving in Bangalore on Tuesday to take part in the meeting of the legislature party that would choose its leader. The meeting would also hold an introspection session.

The State leaders would be invited by the central leaders to Delhi for discussion some time after the return of Mr. Gadkari to Delhi, he said.

Maintaining that the defeat was mainly due to the three-way split as well as the negative image following infighting, he said the party would humbly accept the defeat.