Legislative Council & RS election: BJP Core Committee meeting tomorrow: CM Bommai

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent) 

The State BJP Core Committee is set to meet in Bengaluru tomorrow to discuss the forthcoming Legislative Council and Rajya Sabha elections, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said speaking to media persons at his residence.

We discussed other issues during the meeting with BJP State President Nalin Kumar Kateel yesterday.

The issues related to Council and Rajya Sabha elections would be discussed in detail at the Core Committee meeting,Bommai said.

Regarding the reservation for Backward Classes in the Local Bodies election, Bommai said,the BBMP election issue is being heard by the Supreme Court.

Reservation has to be provided for Backward Classes in Taluk and Zilla Panchayat elections legally and in accordance with the Constitution.

A Commission has been constituted in this regard.We have requested for more time to get the Commission submit its report or allow for conducting the elections as per the earlier reservation system.It is almost likely to get the nod,Bommai said.