Vijayapura: BJP workers blame Yatnal for ZP president election debacle

Daijiworld Media Network - Vijayapura (SP)

Vijayapura, Jul 3: BJP workers have been accusing party MLA, Basangouda Patil Yatnal, of being responsible for the defeat of BJP candidate in the zilla panchayat president election held recently, in spite of having requisite numbers. The workers held a protest against four BJP zilla panchayat members who were involved with anti-party activities in the election, as a result of which the ZP president post went to Congress.

The party cadres are blaming internal understanding between Yatnal and former minister and Congress MLA, M B Patil, for this result. Local leaders and senior party leaders have orally complained to the state unit of the party, urging them to initiate action against those responsible for the shocking defeat. The party activists belonging to Vijayapura Mandal unit expressed their anger by burning the effigies of four BJP ZP members who voted for the Congress candidate.

Basangouda Patil Yatnal

It is said that they have complained that with the tacit support of Yatnal with M B Patil, four BJP zilla panchayat members supported the Congress and were instrumental in ensuring the Congress victory. In the 42-member Vijayapura zilla panchayat, BJP has 20 members, Congress has 18, JD(S) has three, and there is one independent.

In the election held on Tuesday, Congress candidate, Sujata Somanath Kallimani, had become victoriouis with 22 votes. BJP senior leaders including deputy chief minister, Govind Karjol, had tried their best for the party's victory till the last minute.



Title : Vijayapura: BJP workers blame Yatnal for ZP president election debacle


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