Bengaluru, Oct 8: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary and Karnataka Minister C T Ravi on Thursday expressed confidence to wrest both the Assembly seats, Sira and Rararajeshwari Nagar, for which byelections are scheduled to be held on November 3.
Talking to media here, the newly appointed BJP's National Secretary said that the party's Central Election Committee would announce the candidates to contest the byelections, very soon.
Stating that every partymen will abide by the decisions of the Central party leaders on finalising the candidates names, he said, "All the leaders including the Chief minister will work for the success of the party candidates in the byelections."
Referring to the Congress leaders' charges that the CBI raids, conducted recently on the KPCC president
D K Shivakumar was nothing to do with the byelections, he said that "If D K Shivakumar is maintaining a clean hand why should he worry about the CBI or any other Inquiries".
"Let Shivakumar introspect himself, whether he was innocent or not, before hurling baseless charges over the issue" he said.
Answering a question over his newly assigned responsibility as the BJP's national General secretary, he said that
"I have been humbled by the party's central leaders decision by entrusting the responsibility".
Mr Ravi, a four-time MLA from Karnataka had been appointed as one of the BJP's National General Secretary, recently.
He had also submitted his resignation to the Cabinet, after his nomination to the party post, which is however yet to be accepted by the Chief Minister.