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Karnataka: BJP adopted American model for the selection of candidates, possible names decided through elections

Bangalore. As soon as the Karnataka assembly elections are announced, all the political parties have started preparations. On the basis of divisions, districts, castes and communities, a campaign plan is being prepared for each seat. At the same time, Congress and JDS have released their first list. After the announcement of their names, the candidates have started campaigning. At the same time, programs are being prepared for the big leaders of the party. However, this time BJP is preparing differently from all political parties. The BJP has adopted the American presidential election model to form the government for the second time in the state.

For this, primaries have been organized for the selection of candidates. Starting an elaborate selection process at the constituency level, the party on Friday held elections to prepare a list of three potential candidates for each of the 224 assembly seats, The Times of India reported. That is, before electing the MLA in the assembly elections, voting took place to elect candidates in the constituencies. In each constituency, two senior members were posted as observers to oversee the polling.

On an average, 150 party members voted in each constituency. District Core Committees of three names selected for each constituency will scrutinize on Saturday and Sunday in the presence of representatives. The state core committee is expected to meet early next week to prepare a list of probables based on the scrutiny.

BJP members said that this list will be sent to the BJP Central Parliamentary Board. BJP state vice-president Nirmal Kumar Surana said that like the primaries in the US, voters here should give an opinion to the party workers at the grassroots level in each seat and ensure that there is a consensus among stakeholders on the candidates. The Congress had experimented with a similar model in the 2014 parliamentary elections.

Tags: Karnataka Assembly Elections, Karnataka BJP

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