A team of 80 party workers including MPs, MLAs, and other senior officials from Maharashtra has been deployed by Bharatiya Janata Party to help party workers in Karnataka for the Assembly elections. Polling in Karnataka is scheduled for May 10.
Maharashtra BJP President Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that the 8-member team includes 36 prominent leaders, who would campaign for the party and the remaining 44 well-trained workers will be engaged in coordination and fieldwork.
Mumbai Unit President Ashish Shelar has been given the responsibility of Bengaluru, and Rural Development Minister Girish Mahajan will take care of Belgaum.
The Maharashtra BJP team has played important role in elections in different states. The state’s BJP work will be crucial in the disputed constituencies on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border. The major contest in Karnataka is between BJP and JD(S).
BJP has 114 seats in the 224-seat Karnataka Assembly. Congress and JD(S) have 75 and 26 seats respectively. The elections are being fought under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.