Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023: In the Karnataka assembly elections, the BJP has fielded many new candidates by relying on them. Due to this, many sitting MLAs are angry with the party for not getting tickets. Meanwhile, amid the decision to give ticket to one of them, senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, Union Minister Prahlad Joshi said on Friday (April 14) that the matter is under consideration of the party high command. At the same time, he hoped that this issue would be resolved ‘easily’.
In this connection, Jagdish Shettar had met BJP President JP Nadda, in which Union Minister Prahlad Joshi was also with him. After the meeting, Shettar told reporters that he cited his victory in six assembly elections and his experience, following which the party president said the issue would be discussed with other senior leaders.
‘Everything will be resolved easily’
Before releasing the first list of candidates earlier this week, senior BJP leaders had asked Shettar to make way for others. However, the former chief minister has insisted that he is keen to contest the election for the last time. However, the party has not announced a candidate for the Hubli-Dharwad Central segment represented by Shettar in both the lists released.
Joshi, who hails from Karnataka, told the media, “The national leadership of the party is considering giving ticket to Jagadish Shettar. We have expressed our opinion very clearly that Shettar should be given the ticket. Shettar and I met the party president and discussed. Everything will be resolved easily.
‘My popularity is good even in the survey’
Senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is fuming over not being given ticket by the party. Shettar, the sitting MLA from Hubballi-Dharwad Central, said, “My popularity is good even in surveys. I have not lost a single election. There is no reason to deny me a ticket, so I have requested the party high command to give me a chance to contest.” have requested.” The former CM was elected to the assembly 6 times and won each time with a margin of 25,000 or more votes.
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