Amit Shah to visit Karnataka amidst leadership change talk

Bangalore, 3/5: Exactly a month after setting a target of 150 seats for Karnataka BJP for 2023 assembly polls, Union Minister Amit Shah will be once again visiting the state on Tuesday, this time amid buzz over possible changes in the leadership, and pressure to rejig or expand the cabinet.



He had last visited the state on April 1 and attended the state BJP core committee meeting, during which the target was set and discussions were held on induction of leaders from other political parties ahead of elections, and strengthening the organisation. Though largely seen as an official visit, with less than a year for elections, Shah during this trip is likely to meet senior party leaders including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, veteran leader B S Yediyurappa among others, and assess the preparations by the party for the polls.


According to reports, the leaders are likely to meet over lunch. “He (Shah) is coming, I will be meeting him. He will try to know about the political situation in the state. As state elections are ahead, Prime Minister and Amit Shah have decided to give priority to Karnataka. He is likely to give suggestions on reaching the 150 seat target that we have set for the next assembly polls,” Yediyurappa told reporters in Shivamogga.

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