Amit Shah in Karnataka, to hold meeting with leaders

Bengaluru: Union Home minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Karnataka, will chair

a crucial State Core committee meeting, amidst his hectic schedule during his tour, this evening.

According to official sources, Shah, who would arrive in the afternoon on Saturday, will chair a state BJP core

committee meeting, which would be participated by Chief minister B S Yediyurappa, state BJP president

Nalin Kumar Kateel, National BJP General Secretary L Santhosh and others.

The party sources said that during the meeting the Union minister, is expected to finalise the party’s probable candidates to contest for the byelections, to be held for two Assembly as well as that of the Belagavi Lok Sabha seat, which fell vacant following the demise of the union minister Suresh Angadi due to Covid related disease.

The by-elections to two Assembly seats would be held for the Basavakalyana and Maski constituencies, which

fell vacant following the death of the sitting Congress member B Narayana Rao (Basavakalyana) and due to

resignation to the membership to the Assembly by Congress member Pratap Gouda Patil.

The sources, said that the issue of open-rebellion from few of the party MLAs, over the cabinet reshuffle is also

likely come for discussion during the meeting, and a strong message is expected to send to them by the party leaders, as it would hurt the image of the party and the government.

Meanwhile, some of the disgruntled BJP MLAs, who were sidelined to join the cabinet, also try to meet Amit Shah separately and air their grievances, the party sources said.

The Union Home minister have also schedule to visit Bagalkot and Belagavi districts before returning to National Capital, the sources added.

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