Karnataka Congress chief supports re-poll of BJP elder Yediyurappa’s offspring

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Senior Karnataka Congress Leader Advocates for BJP MP Re-Election

Senior Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa has raised eyebrows within the political sphere by vocalizing his support for the re-election of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP BY Raghavendra, in a turn of events that appears to unnerve the Karnataka Congress.

Shivashankarappa’s Unexpected Support for the BJP

During the Guru Basavashri Award Pradhan and Spirituality Conference at Bekkina Kalmata in Shivamogga, Shivashankarappa requested the public to re-elect Raghavendra, acknowledging the significant progress in development works within the Shivmogga district under his tenure. His unanticipated endorsement of a rival party MP has prompted questions regarding party loyalties in the rapidly evolving political landscape of Karnataka.

Acknowledging Raghavendra’s contributions in his speech, Shivashankarappa stated, “I noticed that the development works are in Shivmogga district. You have chosen a good MP. The public must elect him further… Development work for the people should be the first priority.”

The Unforeseen Turn of Events in State Politics

This incident notably follows the surprising rejoining of former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to the BJP last week, following his departure to join the Congress in anticipation of the 2023 legislative elections. His transition back to his ‘home’, as Shettar describes it, unfolded in the presence of BJP luminaries, including former Karnakata chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Shettar’s Return to the BJP Fold

Explaining his move, Shettar disclosed that he had interacted with the party’s national leadership, Amit Shah and JP Nadda, as well as state leaders BY Vijayendra and BS Yediyurappa, and subsequently decided to rejoin the BJP under their guidance. His stance on taking part in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections remains reliant on directives from the ‘high command’.

Political Dynamics within the BJP

The reacceptance of Shettar into the BJP was warmly welcomed by Yediyurappa, who revealed that Shettar had been contemplating a return to the party for several days. The question of whether other former BJP leaders such as Laxman Savadi, who also left the party prior to the Assembly elections, would follow suit remains unclear at this stage.

The Congress leaders in Karnataka have suggested that the BJP’s supposed leadership crisis may be influencing their overtures towards Shettar. Nevertheless, these recent developments clearly indicate the dynamic and shifting allegiances within Karnataka’s political sphere, reiterating the unpredictability and captivating nature of Indian politics.

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