As The Lede has been reporting, there is anti-incumbency against specific sitting BJP MLAs on the ground. However, this has not translated into anti-incumbency against the state government or the BJP as a party itself.
In this latest report of our Hit The Highway series, Sandhya Ravishankar speaks to Lingayats, core BJP voters, in Musalapur village, Kanakagiri constituency in Koppal district.
They say openly that they will vote for the BJP but only if there is a change of candidate. This, they say, is because the sitting BJP MLA – Basavaraj Dadesugur – has not done any work in their area.
Watch the video below.