HD Thammaiah and KS Kiran Kumar, along with 100 other BJP party leaders, joined the Congress party on Sunday expressing their displeasure over not being recognised and given election tickets despite serving the BJP for decades. HD Thammaiah quit the party for not being given the election ticket from Chikmagalur – BJP national secretary and MLA CT Ravi’s constituency. Meanwhile, another staunch supporter of former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Kiran Kumar, also decided to quit the BJP for not getting due recognition. Kiran Kumar, who belongs to Sadar Lingayat – CM Bommai’s community — called up top Congress leaders to join the party. KPCC chief DK Shivakumar welcomed both the leaders and said that more BJP workers have decided to join the Congress and are waiting for the ongoing assembly session to get over.
Today: December 2, 2023