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BJP to adopt Gujarat strategy in Karnataka polls to retain power

As the elections in Telangana state still have a time to seek mandate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to focus squarely on poll-bound Karnataka and plans to adopt the same strategy put into play in Gujarat that helped the saffron party register a thumping victory.

As the elections are scheduled to be held next month, the battle lines were drawn in the poll-bound state of Karnataka where political parties are busy in searching suitable candidates to field them and ensure their victory through intense campaigning.

Finding the contest very tough this time, the BJP is trying to pore-over every possibility that can help it to stem the tide and it is against this reason, the saffron party is extensively planning to lead the same way it had followed in Gujarat during the recently held elections. It is learnt that the state leaders are tasked with exceptional responsibilities to lead the publicity campaign in the poll-bound state similar the way the BJP did during the Gujarat elections.

Apart from this, the central leadership is planning to send 50-60 Ministers, MPs, MLAs and senior party leaders from different states to intensify the campaign infavour of the candidates being fielded by the BJP.

It is said that the National General Secretary B.L.Santhosh and Central Minister Dharmendra Pradhan convened a meeting to discuss the strategy to be adopted in Karnataka elections and urged them to ensure victories of the candidates being fielded in the state.

Union Minister of State Pankaj Chowdhary, BJP MPs Nishikant Dubey, Ramesh Bidhuri, Sanjay Bhatia, Bihar MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia, Uttar Pradesh MLA Satish Dwivedi and Andhra Pradesh leader P.Sudhakar Reddy among the prominent leaders with formative experience presented in the meeting.

According to reports, the BJP leadership will focus squarely on 115 out of 224 seats in the state and every leader was tasked to supervise election activities in 2-3 segments and was told to increase winning possibilities even in tough constituencies.

Karnataka is seeking a mandate over 224 assembly segments for which the polls are scheduled to be held on May-10 and results will be released on May-13. During the last elections, BJP managed to win 121 seats and the Congress got 70 while JDS secured only 30 seats.