Former Karnataka Minister and senior BJP leader B Sriramujlu today said that notwithstanding the defeat in the Bye-elections held in October last, the party candidate Devendrappa will win the April-23 Lok Sabha elections with a huge margin.
Speaking to newsmen here on Friday, Sriramulu, a close aide of mining baron B Janardhana Reddy, said that all the rank and file of the BJP in the district are working in tandem to ensure the victory of the party nominee. “We will work out a counter-strategy to defeat the designs of the Congress leader D K Shivakumar”.
Stating that leaving behind the bitterness of losing Bellary Lok Sabha seat in the October-2018 bye-elections to Congress, he said that “now the situation is different and things are in favor of the BJP. Devendrappa will file his nomination papers on March 25.
Devendrappa, who was also present, said that “I am not an outsider and had served the people of the district as the BJP District Vice President of the undivided Ballari district earlier”.