The decision to send the two leaders to Bengaluru was taken by the BJP parliamentary board on Tuesday.
“J P Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the meeting of newly-elected MLAs of the party at 11 am in Bengaluru. They would be the central observers,” BJP media in-charge Anil Baluni told reporters.
With the BJP appearing to be falling short of a majority after the results of the Karnataka assembly polls were declared, the party today rushed its three senior leaders to the state to talk with possible allies to cobble up the numbers required to form the next government in the state.
The Congress has announced it will support the third-placed JD(S) in forming the government in Karnataka. Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Prakash Javadekar and J P Nadda left for Bengaluru after meeting BJP chief Amit Shah in New Delhi this afternoon. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present at Shah’s residence.