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File photo: Hemant Mishra/MintBengaluru: Two senior Karnataka Congress leaders on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with their supporters, indicating a growing trend in the state ahead of the 2018 assembly elections.
Former minister S.Kumar Bangarappa left the Congress last week and is likely to join the BJP on Thursday.
The development comes as a big blow to the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state which has seen at least three senior leaders switch sides to the principal opposition party.
Karnataka also holds the key to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’ (Congress-free India) dream as it is the last big state governed by the grand old party.
Krishna is expected to meet Amit Shah next week after he ended his five-decade-long association with the Congress in January.
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Prime Minister Modi also garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, who was also the founder of the BHU.
Meanwhile, a total of 37.85 percent voter turnout was recorded till 1 p.m. in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017.
On his way, Prime Minister Modi also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
The Party on Saturday asked the Commission to register an FIR against Prime Minister Modi and the (BJP) leaders for allegedly violating the model code for holding a roadshow in Varanasi without the required permit from the authorities.
The Prime Minister will address public meetings both in Varanasi and Jaunpur ahead of the seventh-phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
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Manipur elections: How BJP plans to end 15-year Congress rule using the Assam formula
Learning from the failure to open its account in Manipur in 2012, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made an ambitious push five years later to end Congress’s 15-year rule in the state.
In Assam, the BJP was able to rope in several high-profile Congress leaders including Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is now a powerful minister in the state.
It hopes to add Manipur to the list of BJP-ruled states in the region after Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Congress figure would remain below 20,” senior BJP leader and candidate from Nambol seat T Chaoba Singh told HT.
In the run-up to the assembly election, six Congress MLAs quit the party and joined the BJP.