New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president and home minister Amit Shah held an important meeting in the national capital after the apex court ruled 17 rebel MLAs from Karnataka. The apex court upheld the disqualification of rebel MLAs from Karnataka but allowed them to contest elections. BJP leaders from Karnataka also attended the meeting organized by Amit Shah.
The agenda of the meeting was to determine how many rebels should be given tickets from BJP and how many leaves should be cut. If this is the case, how to ensure that the BJP-led Karnataka government is not harmed by the resentment of the MLAs who are being dropped. The BJP is facing a peculiar situation in Karnataka, where many of its activists and ticket seekers fear that they may be denied due to the move to 'award' rebel MLAs.
There is already growing discontent among the state workers, who say that the BJP can sacrifice their political ambitions for the outsiders. Senior BJP leader P. Muralidhar Rao said in a statement that, "Allowing disqualified MLAs from Karnataka to contest in the by-election is a welcome step by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. It is a constitutional right, which we all welcome should do."