The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to deny a ticket to former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has surprised many.

Shettar, who was widely expected to contest the assembly elections from Hubli, has been a prominent leader in the BJP. However, party sources suggest that the decision was taken after considering various factors, including the candidate’s electability and popularity. Shettar’s supporters have expressed their disappointment, but the BJP’s focus on winning the elections at any cost is evident.