B S Yediyurappa's son Vijayendra is likely to be recommended for an MLC ticket by the Karnataka BJP.

Karnataka BJP core committee met on Saturday to discuss recommending over a dozen people to the central leadership for legislative council elections . The BJP has already announced three candidates for MLCs: Arun Shahpur Teachers and Hanumantant Nirani .

BENGALURU: According to the Karnataka BJP core committee, which met on Saturday, it has discussed recommending over a dozen people to the central leadership for the forthcoming legislative council elections, including party vice president and veteran leader B S Yediyurappas son B Y Vijayendra.According to party sources, the commission is also thought to have discussed the possibility that Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman be considered for re-election to Rajya Sabha from the state.BJP national general secretary in charge of the state Arun Singh, state president Nalin Kumar Kateel, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, former CMs Yediyurappa and Jagadish Shettar, Union minister Pralhad Joshi, and national general secretary C T Ravi, among others, attended the core committee meeting.On June 10 and 13, biennial elections will be held to select four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka, two each from graduates and teachers constituencies of the state legislative council, respectively.

Although the names for candidates for graduates and teachers constituencies have already been published, seven MLC seats that will be voted by MLAs are reportedly already chosen under SCST, general, women, and OBC quotas.According to sources familiar with the situation, Vijayendra, former deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi (one of MLCs retiring), state Vice-President M Rajendra, general secretary Mahesh Tenginkai, SC Morcha president Chalavadi Narayanaswamy, former MLCs M Bhanuprakash and Siddaraju, and Mahila Morcha president Geetha Vivekananda are among the names given According to reports, each MLC candidate will need a minimum of 29 votes to win this election, and the BJP will win four seats, Congress two, and JD(S) one, depending on the number of required votes and tagging it with the strength of each party in the Legislative Assembly.Vijayendra was apparently expected to appear in the 2023 assembly elections from one of the seats in the old Mysuru (south Karnataka) district, according to reports.He had recently confirmed that if the faction chooses to work in the region, he would be interested.

Since Yediyurappa stepped down as chief minister in July last year, he heard from his supporters.In July, 2020, he was elected as the party's Vice President.Before that, he was elected as the BJP youth wing general secretary, shortly after being refused a party ticket to run in Varuna, Mysuru, ahead of the May 2018 assembly elections.Vijayendras stakes soared in the BJP as a result of his leadership in the K R Pet and Sira assembly segments during the by-polls held in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

Yediyurappa is an MLA from Shikaripura assembly district, while his elder son B Y Ragahavendra is a Shivamogga MP.A party functionary noted that there have been instances where the party top command blocked out the state units' recommendation and announcing a completely new list.The BJP will gain at least two and one of the four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka, according to the BJP.According to sources, the core committee is also expected to have discussed recommending Nirmala Sitharaman for her re-election, while the names of outgoing Rajya Sabha members KC Ramamurthy, outgoing MLC Lehar Singh Siroya, Nirmal Kumar Surana, and entrepreneur Prakash Shetty are also on the radar for the second seat.

The names of the MLC and MP candidates are finally decided by the central election commission, this is the structure, this is what we have done here.According to him, the state party president will submit a list to the central election commission, who will take the decision in consultation with the Chief Minister and other figures.The BJP has already announced three candidates for MLCs: Arun Shahpur (North West Teachers constituency) and Hanumant Rudrappa Nirani (North West Graduates constituency), as well as former MLC M V Ravishankar (South Graduates Constituency).Basavaraj Horatti, the current Chairman of the Legislative Council and a JD(S) candidate for the first time, is likely to run for president of the BJP in the West Teachers constituency.

The 75-member Legislative Council is approaching the halfway point at 38 members.Although the Congress is made up of 26 people, JD(S) has ten members.There is also an independent member other than the chairman.