Amit Shah will be on a three-day visit to Karnataka.

Amit Shah to visit Karnataka on August 12 to discuss key issues ahead of 2018 polls
news Politics Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 08:49

BJP President Amit Shah will be on a three-day visit to Karnataka from August 12, reports Aditya Bharadwaj for The Hindu

The report states that with the state gearing up for the Assembly Elections, the party president is expected to hold brainstorming sessions with state BJP leaders, with the upcoming elections in mind. 

Amit Shah's visit comes at a time when a series of controversies have gripped the state. From the anti-Hindi imposition to the IT raids on Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar, the Centre's alleged role had been criticised.

According to the report, Amit Shah is expected to hold core committee meeting during his visit to the state and the agenda of the visit would be to chalk out strategies to handle the controversies.

Amit Shah had earlier stepped in when two senior Karnataka leaders were at loggerheads for months together. BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa and KS Eshwarappa had been fighting over the latter forming the Sangolli Rayanna Brigade. Amit Shah had then reportedly instructed the two senior leaders to work as per the traditions of the party, and said that they were free to leave the fold if they don't iron out the differences. 

Recently in July, Yeddyurappa had lashed out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the latter's comment on Amit Shah, that he would have been behind bars on charges of murder, if the NDA hadn't come to power. 

Yeddyurappa had then demanded that the CM furnish an apology for his remarks. 


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