Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was appointed as the chairman of the election campaign committee for the Karnataka Assembly elections. The 224-member Karnataka Assembly will likely go to polls in May this year.
Union minister Shobha Karandlaje and Bhagvanta Kubha have been appointed as the convener and co-convenor of the election management committee respectively, a statement issued by party national general secretary Arun Singh said, as reported by ANI. The appointments were made by BJP national president J P Nadda.
Notably, the saffron party has tried to strike a balance between two dominant castes by appointing Bommai, a Lingayat and a politically dominant caste, as head of one committee, and Karandlaje, a Vokkaliga, as convener of the other panel.
Besides them, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has also been appointed as a member of the committee. His son BY Vijayendra
Among other members of the panel include: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, A Narayanaswamy, party’s state unit president Nalin Kateel, former central minister DV Sadananda Gowda, former state minister Eshwrappa, and former CM Jagdish Shettar, as well as state ministers R Ashok