The Bharatiya Janata Party National Secretary (Organisation) B. L. Santosh said here on Sunday that the party’s performance in the ensuing Assembly elections in Karnataka will go beyond expectations.
In a brief interaction with reporters here after the inauguration of the BJP election office for Mangaluru City North Assembly constituency at Kavoor, Mr. Santosh said the party has made a change and fielded novices, which includes women, in different constituencies. The party has given representation to all sections of the society.
“This will definitely yield result. Our performance will far exceed expectations (in winning seats),” Mr. Santosh said.
Mr. Santosh refused to comment on the resignation of former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar to the primary membership of the BJP.
Earlier, he had a brief discussion with the party’s candidate for Mangaluru City North constituency and incumbent MLA Y. Bharath Shetty and other party activists.
MLA appeals to party workers
Meanwhile, addressing party workers on the occasion, Mr. Bharath encouraged them to proudly mention about the various development works that have been undertaken in the constituency when they go door-to-door to seek votes. In the last two years more than ₹2,500 crore has been spent for development works in the constituency, he said. “It is all because of your efforts that these development works were carried out.” Mr. Shetty added.
It is Mangaluru City North constituency where the Government first took action to seize property of those involved in running an illegal abattoir, he said. While confident of being re-elected from the constituency, Mr. Shetty called upon activists to ensure that all voters in their areas would come and cast their vote on May 10.
BJP District General Secretary Kasturi Panja and former Mayor Ganesh Hosabettu also spoke.