BJP launches ‘Mission 150+’ plan for Karnataka Assembly elections, changes focus

After the party won four of the five states in the recent assembly elections, the BJP has started preparations for the Karnataka assembly elections in the middle of next year. The party is working on ‘Mission 150+’ for the 2023 Assembly elections.

Recently, Union Home Minister Amit Shah went to the southern states to take stock of the preparations and asked the party cadres to take to the field to achieve ‘Mission 150+’. Shah has directed to complete the specific work and it is learned that more responsibilities will be given in future.

Elections will be held next year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘name’ and ‘work’ (name and work) are all over the country and the state government is also doing well. We will definitely achieve our ‘Mission 150+’. Amit (Shah) Bhai Ji has given specific instructions to the state unit on how we should work on the ground. The state unit executes instructions on the ground. We will contest the Karnataka elections with the name and work of Prime Minister Modi and the work of the BJP government in the state. We will definitely come to power again, “City Robi, BJP national general secretary and member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, told IANS.

After seeing how the ‘beneficiaries’ (consumers) of government schemes voted, which was clearly one of the main reasons for the return of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, the Karnataka BJP is planning to reach out to them.

About 60 per cent of the population of Karnataka is the beneficiary of one or the other project of the Central or State Government. We have started working to turn this huge population into our voters. BJP workers and leaders are working to win the support of ‘Loverthi’ in next year’s elections, “Robi said.

The Saffron Party has already begun work on social engineering and identifying strong local leaders.

During his recent visit to Karnataka, Shah attended the celebration of the 115th birth anniversary of the late Shivakumar Swamiji at Siddhaganga Math.

Siddhaganga Math is an important religious center of the Lingayat community in the state.

According to insiders, Shah’s visit was part of a confidence-building and social propaganda exercise aimed at dispelling any misconceptions among the Lingayat community about the party replacing BS Yeddyurappa as Karnataka chief minister instead of BS Bomai.

Lingayats constitute about 17 per cent of the population of Karnataka and Yeddyurappa is considered as one of the tallest leaders of the community.

Karnataka also launched a ‘Jan Swaraj Jatra’ with four parties led by senior party leaders Yeddyurappa, KS Ishwarappa, Jagdish Shettar and Nalin Kumar Katil to unite BJP workers.

“He (Yeddyurappa) is still capable. He has fully joined the team. The party will make full use of its political intelligence. He is making every effort to ensure the victory of the BJP in the Assembly elections, ”said Robi.

Rejecting the Congress’ claim that the party would be able to come to power this time, Robi said it would have the same consequences in Uttar Pradesh. “Some Congress leaders are daydreaming but they will not be able to come to power in 2023.”

Last year, after months of speculation about a change of guard in Karnataka, the BJP replaced veteran Yeddyurappa and made Bomai the chief minister of the state.

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