The BJP, on Tuesday has announced the candidature of Tulasi Muniraju Gowda PM for the March 15 Legislative Council bypolls in Karnataka.
ವಿಧಾನಪರಿಷತ್ ಉಪಚುನಾವಣೆಗೆ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಯಾಗಿ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಮುನಿರಾಜು ಗೌಡ ಪಿ. ಎಂ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು. pic.twitter.com/wlEYC3knJ0— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 2, 2021
Tulasi is perceived to be close to BL Santhosh, national general secretary (organisation), BJP. He had opposed the inclusion of Munirathna, a former Congress MLA from R.R. Nagar who defected to the BJP along with 16 other MLAs from the Congress and the JD(S), paving the way for the BJP to come to power in the State in 2019.