As soon as the dates of Karnataka assembly elections come near, all the political parties have started announcing their candidates. Both BJP and Congress have released three lists of their candidates. Along with every list, the process of displeasure of the leaders is also increasing, BJP has cut the ticket of many sitting MLAs, after which the process of party-change continues. However, today we will not talk about defection but about familyism. BJP has been continuously taking a jibe at Congress regarding familyism.
Today we will analyze all the three lists of BJP in Karnataka. In which we will see how many candidates are there in each list, who are sons, wives or relatives of any BJP leader. From the first to the third list of BJP, a lot of glimpses of this familyism have been seen.
Glimpses of familyism seen in the first list
Talking about the first list of BJP, Vijayendra, son of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, was given a ticket from Shikaripura, his father’s traditional seat. There was a ruckus within the party over the fielding of Yeddyurappa’s son on this seat, but finally the high command fielded Vijayendra seeing Yeddyurappa’s strength. After this decision, the opposition retaliated against PM Modi and BJP regarding familyism.
Tickets to relatives in the second list as well
BJP released the second list of 23 candidates after the first list. In which there were about 7 candidates who were associated with familyism. That is, the relatives of BJP leaders were given tickets. In which the sons of the sitting MLAs and those close to the leaders were included.
Apart from them, names like Ashwini Sampangi, son of former MLA, Somanagouda Patil, son of former minister, SD Dilip Kumar, grandson of former MLA Chikke Gowda from Gubbi, Prakash Khandre, cousin of sitting MLA Ishwar Khandre, Ramchandra Gowda, son-in-law of MLA GT Deve Gowda, are BJP’s second candidates. are included in the list.
Tickets to relatives in the third list as well
BJP has also released its third list recently. In which the names of a total of 10 candidates are included. A glimpse of familyism is also visible in this list. Out of the total 10 names in the third list, three names are such, which come from the family of BJP leaders. Manjula Amresh, daughter-in-law of Lok Sabha MP from Koppal, Karadi Sanganna has been given ticket from Koppal. It was told that Karadi Sanganna himself wanted to contest from this seat.
BJP did not give ticket to former CM and senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar, after which he resigned from the party and joined Congress. Apart from him, many angry leaders took the same step. Just before the elections, to avoid losses, the BJP changed its strategy and tickets were given to the relatives of the leaders. Along with this, the leaves of those sitting MLAs who were not to be given tickets were also saved.