Special Correspondent

New office-bearers to the party to be appointed in a week

BJP yet to finalise names of candidates to be nominated as MLCs

BANGALORE: The Bharatiya Janata Party core committee comprising top leaders, including Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Monday night reportedly discussed the implications of the interim report of the Justice B. K. Somasekhara Commission of Inquiry, which is looking into the church attacks.

The committee which had a marathon meeting late on Monday night is said to have discussed the stand to be taken by the BJP Government as well as the party on the findings of the interim report which was submitted to the Government earlier in the day by Justice Somasekhara.

Veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha leader M.C. Jayadev was also present at the meeting which was attended among others by party State unit president K.S. Eshwarappa.

Sources said that the meeting also discussed the broad outlines of a report to be submitted by the Government to the Supreme Court on how it would implement the framework agreement with respect to the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor.

State Advocate-General Ashok Harnahalli and Additional Advocate-General K.M. Nataraj were also present at the meeting.

‘Yet to read report’

Briefing presspersons about the meeting, Mr. Eshwarappa desisted from making any comments on the interim report.

“We are yet to read the complete text of the report as we are yet to get the copy of the report,” he said.

He said the meeting had decided to appoint new office-bearers to the party in about a week.

He said the meeting had also discussed the preparations to be made ahead of the BJP national executive committee meeting scheduled to be held on February 17 and the national council meeting scheduled on February 18 and 19.

Replying to queries, Mr. Eshwarappa said the party was yet to finalise the names of party members for nominating as MLCs to fill up three vacancies.

Meanwhile, disgruntled Dalit legislators in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are learnt to have decided to meet again some time this week to discuss their demand for a better representation in the party and the government.

According to sources, they have decided to invite all the Dalit legislators for the meeting.