Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Aug 3: Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, has before him a challenge to come out clean in the challenges he will be facing in the form of various elections like assembly bypolls, legislative council, and zilla panchayat polls. These elections will be held in a few months from now.
The elections in which Bommai has to prove his mettle will be held during the next six months. Even though he is backed by the support of former chief minister, B S Yediyurappa, Bommai will face the challenge and get an opportunity to prove his leadership qualities independently.
Assembly bypolls will be held for Hangal and Sindhagi constituencies. As both these constituencies are located in North Karnataka where Veerashaiva Lingayat community has a predominant presence, Bommai will have to prove his ability there. Hangal in particular is situated in the home district of the chief minister which was represented by BJP's C M Udasi.
Zilla panchayats and taluk panchayats which have already completed their terms, will face elections by December. As the result of these elections will be a pointer for the things to come in the assembly poll, Bommai has to win the hearts of mainly the rural voters. Elections will also be held to Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, Hubballi - Dharwad city corporation etc. Kalaburagi city corporation election will be due, and over a hundred urban local bodies will go to polls thereafter, where too Bommai has to prove himself to be a leader of essence.
The tenures of 25 legislative council members are set to end by January next year for which elections will be held in December. These elections are very much important as the BJP has to get a majority in the council. If the BJP gets majority, it can have its candidate in the council chairman's seat, as Basavaraj Horatti, present incumbent, will cease to be a member of the council in July next year.