Bengaluru: A red-faced former deputy chief minister R Ashok was not only sneered at by some of his party colleagues but his inability to ensure the victory of BJP candidates in the mayoral polls was the cause for celebration among some of them.
These leaders fault Mr Ashok and those heading the city unit of the party for lack of vision and their inability to sense the coming together of leaders of the Congress and JD(S) to grab power in BBMP. A senior leader, holding a key position in the party hierarchy, told Deccan Chronicle that the outcome of Mayoral elections was slap on the face of a few who were posing as leaders.
Without mentioning the name of Mr Ashok, this leader said “the party is not worried about what happened after the BBMP elections. It is good to see that few leaders have been exposed in public on their failure to handle this crucial issue. The state unit will not take note of the BBMP election issue because few leaders themselves have proved their inability to handle a crisis. So, what is the need of the state unit to interfere?,” he asked.
Sources said the Congress-JD(S) alliance would fail to administer the city well and therefore the BJP would gain the support of people of Bengaluru soon. Meanwhile, leaders of the party have decided to launch an aggressive campaign against the Congress on the streets of Bengaluru. “We will resort to a public agitation against the Congress,” said a senior leader.
Sources said since BJP has many issues to be raised against the Congress government, beginning with the plight of farmers through ‘Raitha Chaitannya Yatra,’ it would capitalize on the anger of various sections of society against the state government....