: Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will launch the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election campaign in Bijapur on March 31 in the presence of party national general secretary Ananth Kumar, State president Pralhaad Joshi and K.S. Eshwarappa.
Revealing this at a press conference here on Tuesday, district in-charge Minister and Basavanabagewadi MLA S. K. Bellubbi said the party would hold a public meeting at Darbar High School in the city on March 31 at 11 a.m.
Claiming that the BJP government, over the last five years, had launched several welfare programmes for Bijapur district, he said the party would highlight all these programmes.
“The government granted funds for several big irrigation projects such as Chimmalagi, Gutti Basavanna and Maulawad and expedited the works,” he said.
Mr. Bellubbi said that it was the BJP government that had announced the creation of seven new taluks in the district, which was one of the long-pending demands of the people.
To a question, the Minister said that the party had decided to offer ticket to all the sitting MLAs from the district except Vithal Katakadonda of Nagathan constituency as he had joined the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP).
Ramesh Jigajinagi, MP; Appu Pattanshetty, MLA; and district president Chandrashekhar Kavatagi were present.