BJP Holds Core Committee Meeting in Hubballi Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

BJP holds core committee meet in Karnataka, demands CBI probe into student's murder; accuses Congress of politicizing the issue ahead of 2024 polls.

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BJP Holds Core Committee Meeting in Hubballi Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

BJP Holds Core Committee Meeting in Hubballi Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a core committee meeting led by party president J.P. Nadda in Hubballi, Karnataka on Saturday, as part of its preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The meeting comes in the wake of the murder of Neha Hiremath, a 23-year-old college student and daughter of a Congress corporator, which has ignited a political slugfest between the BJP and the ruling Congress party in the state.

Nadda met with Neha's family members and offered his condolences. The BJP has accused the Congress government of not taking the incident seriously and trying to protect the culprit, calling it a case of 'love jihad'. However, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has denied the allegations and said the BJP is using the issue for political purposes. "The law and order situation in Karnataka is very good. Neha was killed for personal reasons," Siddaramaiah stated.

The BJP's Karnataka unit has called for statewide protests on Monday over Neha's murder. State BJP president B.Y. Vijayendra attacked the Congress government, alleging "abysmal handling of law and order" in the state. Nadda demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case if the Karnataka police are unable to handle the investigation, expressing apprehension that the Congress government would "influence and dilute" the probe.

During the core committee meeting, Nadda addressed community leaders and highlighted the transformation in politics under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He emphasized the BJP's focus on development and accountability over corruption and dynastic politics. Nadda praised the party's initiatives and their impact on the lives of the poor, while criticizing the opposition 'INDI Alliance' for sheltering corrupt leaders.

Expressing confidence in the public's trust, Nadda said the BJP is committed to building a 'Viksit Bharat' (Developed India). He highlighted the party's efforts to empower the rural poor, marginalized, oppressed, Dalits, women, youth, and farmers. Nadda also criticized the Congress party's approach to poverty alleviation and praised the success of the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana, calling it the world's largest scheme for the poor.

Why this matters: The BJP's core committee meeting in Hubballi and the party's response to the murder of Neha Hiremath reflect the intensifying political battle in Karnataka ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The incident has become a flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress, with both parties accusing each other of politicizing the tragedy for electoral gains.

As the investigation into Neha Hiremath's murder continues, the political fallout is likely to have an impact on the electoral landscape in Karnataka. BJP national president J.P. Nadda's visit to the victim's

Key Takeaways

  • BJP held core committee meeting in Hubballi, Karnataka to prepare for 2024 LS polls.
  • BJP accuses Congress govt of not taking Neha Hiremath's murder seriously, calls it 'love jihad'.
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Neha's murder, alleges Congress will influence the investigation.
  • Nadda highlighted BJP's focus on development, accountability, and empowering the marginalized.
  • Incident reflects intensifying political battle between BJP and Congress in Karnataka ahead of 2024.