Bangalore: Elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly are to be held in April or May. The ruling BJP, the opposition Congress, the secular Janata Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party are in the fray.
The BJP and the Congress have devised various strategies to capture more than 130 seats in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.
In this situation, BJP’s National President JP Natta said in a statement yesterday, “The Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan has been appointed as BJP’s election in-charge in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. Tamil Nadu BJP president K. Annamalai has been appointed as co-in-charge.
According to a senior BJP official, “Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan handled the in-party problem properly in the party as the in-charge of Uttar Pradesh election. He also performed well in Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Jharkhand and Telangana elections.”
Tamil Nadu BJP leader Annamalai worked as an IPS officer for 10 years in Karnataka. Annamalai’s brave actions during that time made him famous among the youth.
Thousands of youth gathered to see Annamalai who came to participate in a public meeting held in Mangalore recently. BJP top strategize to woo votes of coastal districts and attract youth through Annamalai. It also plans to attract more than 60 lakh Tamil voters living in Karnataka. That is why Annamalai is being nominated in the Karnataka elections, officials said.