Bengaluru: With just days left for the Chincholi and Kundagol by-elections, Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa met his party MLAs and MPs from the state. He discussed ways to help the two candidates win and urged the party members not to take up any foreign jaunts or honeymoons till such time the results are out.

Not just that, the Karnataka BJP president also predicted electoral losses for several bigwigs across different parties, based on the information that he has got from his sources.

If these were issues related to the by-elections and the losing prospects of several prominent BJP leaders in the Lok Sabha elections, the leaders also discussed the issue of not fully using the services of SM Krishna, a senior BJP leader in the campaigning.

Several leaders were of the opinion that his services could have been better used in the Mysuru region to inspire Vokkaligas to vote in favour of the saffron party. But, to this, other leaders said the unavailability of a helicopter was the major reason as to why his services could not be fully utilised. Again, another section of the leaders opined that if a helicopter was available, Krishna could have travelled to the northern parts of Karnataka to campaign.

Elsewhere, BJP MP from Udupi-Chikkamagalur Shobha Karandlaje said that the BJP has nothing to do with Congress MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi’s alleged resignation. Sources say that the BJP national president Amit Shah has asked the state leaders to wait and watch till May 23 and to rush in the issue of Ramesh quitting the Congress.