114th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra27564015261310928 Tamil Nadu1518201023102167 Delhi116993956993487 Karnataka4725318467933 Gujarat44648313462080 Uttar Pradesh41383257431012 Telangana3934225999386 Andhra Pradesh3545118378452 West Bengal34427206801000 Rajasthan2643719502530 Haryana2330617667319 Bihar2017313533157 Assam197551288953 Madhya Pradesh1964313908682 Odisha1489810476101 Jammu and Kashmir116666337206 Kerala9554463436 Punjab87995867221 Jharkhand4562248538 Chhatisgarh4556332420 Uttarakhand3785294850 Goa2951167418 Tripura228116043 Manipur170010800 Puducherry159688921 Himachal Pradesh134196610 Nagaland9023480 Chandigarh61945911 Arunachal Pradesh4911533 Meghalaya337462 Mizoram2381590 Sikkim222870
Nation Current Affairs 21 Mar 2019 Ballari: Rebel Cong ...

Ballari: Rebel Cong leader Nagendra to join BJP after brother makes the switch

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHIVAKUMAR G. MALAGI
Published Mar 21, 2019, 7:34 am IST
Updated Mar 21, 2019, 7:34 am IST
The Congress party is making no effort to convince the Ballari (ST) MLA as he is serious about going to the BJP, according to him.
Molakalmur MLA , B Sriramulu too recently claimed that with Mr. Prasad joining the BJP, his younger brother, Nagendra too would soon return to it.
 Molakalmur MLA , B Sriramulu too recently claimed that with Mr. Prasad joining the BJP, his younger brother, Nagendra too would soon return to it.

Ballari: Now that his brother, Venkatesh Prasad has joined the BJP with an eye on a ticket from Ballari for the coming Lok Sabha poll, rebel Congress legislator, B Nagendra too is likely to join the saffron party, according to sources.

"Nagendra has gone incommunicado and is expected to resign as MLA soon after the BJP officially declares Venkatesh Prasad its candidate for Ballari," said a senior Congress legislator from the district.

 

The Congress party is making no effort to convince the Ballari (ST)  MLA as he is serious about going to the BJP, according to him.

A third-time MLA,  Mr Nagendra had joined the Congress in the presence of its president , Rahul Gandhi at Hosapete in February 2018 along with two other legislators, Anand Singh and Bhima Naik ahead of state assembly poll.

"Nagendra joined the Congress at the insistence of then district minister, Santosh Lad, but he is now going back to his old masters, the Reddy brothers and Sriramulu," the Congress leader said.

 

 Molakalmur MLA , B Sriramulu too recently claimed that with Mr. Prasad joining the BJP, his younger brother, Nagendra too would soon return to it.

But when asked, Mr Prasad denied the possibility saying, "My brother Nagendra will continue in the Congress. I joined the BJP unconditionally.”

Sources close to Mr. Nagendra say  he is in Delhi, lobbying with the BJP for a ticket for his brother. Mr. Nagendra had also lobbied hard for a Congress ticket for his brother to contest the 2018 November Lok Sabha byelection from Ballari, but the Congress fielded V.S. Ugrappa, who won the seat by a large margin and is set to contest from it again.

 

...
Location: India, Karnataka, Bellary




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT