The BJP central leadership on Thursday indicated the party will go to the Assembly elections in the state early next year under the leadership of Jagadish Shettar.
Elections are still away. But naturally the party goes to election under the leadership of incumbent Chief Minister. Shettar will be the leader in elections, said a senior BJP leader. Party leaders said the leadership change and Cabinet formation has been taken keeping in view of the next elections. They,however,said BJP may have to re-think if its tallest leader in the state,B S Yeddyurappa,gets a clean chit from the court.