Senior BJP personality R Ashoka is heading a debate assign for a Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, and is personification a pivotal purpose in claimant selection. ET’s KR Balasubramanyam and Indulekha Aravind held adult with him on Wednesday to know BJP’s check strategies. Edited excerpts:
How many rallies will PM Narendra Modi residence in Karnataka?
The PM has finished rallies in Hubballi and Kalaburagi, and we found a clever Modi call as a response was improved than a expectations. We will devise a subsequent turn of rallies region-wise: Modi has addressed one convene any in Mumbai-Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka regions, now we need to devise rallies in executive Karnataka (Davanagere), Old Mysuru segment (Bengaluru and Mysuru) and coastal Karnataka.
Will UP CM Yogi Adityanath debate here as he did during Assembly polls final year?
He is campaigning this time too. In fact, he will be a star campaigner. As a monk, he represents a Nath tradition and his (Gorakhnath) Mutt has tighten links with a Adichunchanagiri Mutt in Karnataka. He is going to be a absolute supporter for us.
Will a BJP try out new faces this time?
Modi and Amit Shah have evaluated a opening of Lok Sabha members and will take a call on a final claimant selection. We are meditative of new faces, generally in a Old Mysuru region. (Actor) Sumalatha has met me twice, and we are in contention with her too for a Mandya seat.
If Deve Gowda decides to competition from Bengaluru North, will we change your strategy?
As we know, Deve Gowda is fickle. No one is certain where he will eventually competition from. My possess take is he will not competition from Bengaluru North since a subdivision has utterly a few Congress MLAs, and they are all right-hand group of Siddaramaiah. They will not work for Gowda; instead, they will chuck him out. Siddaramaiah mislaid since of Deve Gowda in Chamundeshwari, and Siddaramaiah will take punish if Gowda were to competition in Bengaluru.
In city, how many seats will we win?
I have met all MLAs of Bengaluru South, and we will win all 3 seats in a city.
There are rumours that Rohini Nilekani will competition as a Congress claimant from Bengaluru South…
Nilekani will not contest. we know a family. Am 100% certain about it.
How many seats do we wish to win in Karnataka?
Last time, we won 17 seats, and afterwards we went to electorate with Modi as a PM candidate. This time we are coming electorate with Modi as a PM. We will prominence his growth programmes. That should assistance us to win 22 seats.
What are a BJP’s prospects in Mallikarjun Kharge’s seat, Kalaburagi?
More than half a Congressmen will come out in support of a claimant Dr Umesh Jadhav. Local Congress leaders are unfortunate that Mallikarjun Kharge promoted his son, Priyank, yet there were other seniors who worked for Kharge for a past 4 decades. Other Congress MLAs in a segment are unfortunate that nothing of them was deliberate for a ministerial position.
In coastal Karnataka, will we concentration on a aged community issue?
Chief apportion HD Kumaraswamy is stability to do what his prototype Siddaramaiah did to Hindus. They are a victims of violence. We will prominence it. As for winning, we are certain to keep all a 3 seats in coastal Karnataka.
Which is a toughest chair for a BJP?
Mandya is really going to be a highprofile chair for both media and a people since a CM’s son is contesting as a JD(S) candidate. He will be fighting Sumalatha Ambareesh, whose husband, a late Ambareesh, quiescent his Union minister’s post over a Cauvery issue. No other personality did that kind of scapegoat for Cauvery water.
Are we in hold with discontented Congress MLAs?
We are in hold with everybody we consider will be of assistance to a feat of BJP candidates.
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