Aravind Limbavali, the former Minister and national executive committee member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has some good words for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

He told presspersons here on Saturday that Mr. Siddaramaiah was an “able Chief Minister who is giving a good administration.” However, the BJP leader expressed doubts over the Congress government completing its term because of the internal bickering in the party.

Earlier, participating in a programme to elect the district unit president of the party, he said efforts were on to bring back those who left the BJP.

“We have seen many ups and downs during elections. Don’t get disheartened by the results. We lost power in the State due to internal differences and the split. We should work towards bringing the party back to power,” he told party activists.

Admitting that they had quarrelled among themselves, Mr. Limbavali claimed that the BJP government gave a “good administration.”

“We committed a small mistake but the media projected it as a big one,” he said.

District president elected

B. Suresh Gowda, MLA, was unanimously elected as the district president of the party.

Sogadu Shivanna, the former Minister, proposed Mr. Gowda’s name and B.C. Nagesh, the former legislator, and Kiran Kumar and Gangaraju supported him.

Mr. Gowda called upon the activists to work towards making Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. State vice-president Ashwathnarayana and State general secretary M.B. Nandish were present.

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