Bengaluru: Karnataka assembly polls 2023 is being considered as a Semi final before Lok Sabha elections in the country. Countdown for Karnataka assembly election has begun. Prior to the election BJP is continuously suffering blows, one after the other.
Dissatisfied over not receiving party ticket to contest the election, Karnataka former CM resigned from BJP and subsequently has joined Congress on Monday morning at Bengaluru. Shettar has joined the Congress party on Monday morning at Bengaluru. He joined the Congress in the presence of the party’s national president Mallikarjun Kharge and KPCC president DK Shivakumar.Shettar is believed to be a prominent leader of Lingayat community.
Shettar on Sunday evening held a key meeting with DK Shivakumar, Siddaramaiah and Randeep Surjewala at Bengaluru and explained his terms to them. He is also likely to get the Congress ticket from Hubli – Dharwad central constituency. Jagadish Shettar is a six-time MLA, served as CM of Karnataka and as a BJP’s state president. He was denied a ticket by the BJP this time for assembly polls.
Meanwhile, Jagadish Shettar has slammed the BJP and alleged that the party has humiliated and ill-treated him. He said, “I was humiliated and badly treated by the BJP leaders. A few leaders in the state are misusing the BJP system and it is hurtful.”
Karnataka CM Bommai said that his departure from the party might have an impact. ‘Jagadish Shettar is a senior leader and him leaving the party will have an impact. We tried pacifying him by offering a key position at New Delhi and also an assembly ticket to his family member. But Shettar was very adamant about his assembly ticket and did not agree to our terms. We will overcome his impact at Hubli – Dharwad region.”