Mysuru: BJP leader C H Vijayashankar and family members of former legislator from H D Kote Assembly Constituency Chikkamadu, will join Congress party on February 5, confirmed Anil Chikkamadu.
Zilla Panchayat member Anil Chikkamadu and son of former Janata Dal (Secular) MLA Chikkamadu in the company of supporters including H D Kote taluk JDS president will join the Congress party at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office in Bengaluru.
On the same day, C H Vijayashankar of BJP too will be joining Congress party in the presence of KPCC President G Parmeshwar and Chief Minister Siddaramiah.
After JDS party denied ticket, and based on the assurance of a Congress party ticket by the chief minister, Anil Chikkamadu has decided to join Congress.
Meanwhile, in an apparent move to rein in Chief minister Siddaramaiah, the Congress high command has issued a strict instruction to the state leadership not to promise the party ticket for the upcoming assembly elections to any aspirants, without its approval.
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