Burden of promise weighing heavily on ruling BJP as leaders who came aboard unhappy

Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Karnataka is a worried lot as those who switched  over to its fold from other parties have expressed their unhappiness over the treatment meted out to them in the state party.

BJP leaders had made tall promises to these leaders while they quit their respective Congress and JD (S) parties. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, the promises made have not been fulfilled leading to certain detrimental developments in the party ahead of Assembly elections.

The latest victim is BJP MLC Basavaraja Horatti, say BJP insiders.

According to sources, he was made the offer of continuing in his position as the Chairman of the Legislative Council.

Horatti, former JD (S) leader and close to former PM H.D. Deve Gowda held the position before joining the BJP. However, now, the BJP is having second thoughts about providing him what was promised.

Sources said that Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, Union Minister for Mining, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi want to anoint him to the position, but the National General Secretary (Organisation)B.L Santhosh is objecting to it. Though a decision was taken in the cabinet to hold the election to the post on Monday, it wasn't scheduled.

This has made Basavaraj Horatti very sad and the senior leader is miffed with the development, the sources said. Horatti has already met CM Bommai and asked him to speak to the party high command.

He has also expressed displeasure that, though he is capable of winning from any political party, he has not been accorded the proper treatment within the BJP.

Meanwhile, former minister Ramesh Jarakiholi is also unhappy that even after clean chit in alleged sex CD scandal, he is being kept at a distance. Jarakiholi played a major role in installing the BJP government in the state by leading the rebellion against Congress-JD (S) coalition.

BJP MLC H Vishwanath, who quit the position of JD (S) president to join BJP is also yet to be accommodated. BJP MLA Srimanth Patil, who joined with rebels, also lost his ministerial post. Independent MLA R. Shankar has also not given a minister's post.

Another rebel who left his cabinet post while joining BJP, Pratap Gouda Patil has not even been given an MLC post after losing elections.

On the other hand, former minister K.S. Eshwarappa is also keeping away from party affairs as even after clean chit in contractor's suicide case, the party has not accommodated him in the cabinet.

However, the ruling BJP has a tough challenge before Assembly elections in assuaging the feelings of its own partymen. The burden of promises could make things for the party difficult, sources opine.






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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Street dogs always like to eat shit and be on street. You take them to the palace or graveyard they are street dogs.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Bjp will be giving these jumping jacks permanent retirement and off to magdarshak mandal, very happy these ungrateful people should be humiliated .

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  • Golibaje, Bajegoli

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Bharat need BJP mukth desh

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Golibaje Bajegoli ,yes for that purpose it needs your support and voters support badly.Start immediately.Not enough only to comment but active.

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  • Rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Now the rebels have realised that BJP means Bharatiya Jhoota party..

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  • Althaf, Udupi/Kaup

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Anyone Remember these lines? " Jhooth Bolo, Baar baar jhooth bolo, jo bhi bol sakte hai sab jhooth bolo, jaha bhi bol sakte hai jhooth bolo, jitni baar bol sakte hai jhooth bolo”

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    They should be happy with cash received for changing loyalty. greed for more ?

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  • Sarvanabhavana Purushotham, Murukaveri DK.

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    They can Pull the curtain .

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Boda sheera ? Politicians or money minting machines ?

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  • True politician, Kudla

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    You people better get retired from politics. AAP is the future of India and Karnataka...

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Congress leaders should use this opportunity and topple BJP Govt in Karnataka. BJP must be given the taste of their own medicine.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Making lofty promises and breaking them is not something new to the BJP. Their main man is leading the way. Na khaoonga na khaane doonga. Sabka saath sabka vikaas, Acche din, Desh ko na bikne doonga, black money 100 days main lekar aaoonga, 15 crores deposit, some crores jobs are just a few promises made and of course, never fulfilled. The bottom line is promises made by the BJP are not to be taken seriously.

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    Right time for D K Shivakumar to do Operation Kai...

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  • pili, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    na ghar ka na ghat ka.. because they are dhobi ka... when they cheat the honest trusted voter this must happen. they are now a lot of a party to help few others to complete their mission. shameless. har voter ka shaap lagega

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  • Shivraj, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 21 2022

    With all principles of ruling dispensation diluted plus now 40 % commissions party ..Hindutva .. no governance as told by mr madhuswamy ..minister ..poor handling of floods .. Covid .. jobs .. hunger index ... The honey moon is over ... Now for all opportunists .. another round of jumping ship ....& during next elections Many will be denied tickets .. they will work against party ....the. Scandals tumbling out of MUTTS ...

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