Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 50 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Yeddyurappa names loyalist as KJP chief
November 10, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

BANGALORE: Seeking to give momentum to his stated objective to float a regional party, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday installed his loyalist V Dhananjaya Kumar as president of Karnataka Janatha Paksha (KJP) as he prepared to officially quit the BJP next month.

Kumar, who served as minister of state for finance and textiles in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was expelled from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently after he launched a broad-side against Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.

KJP sources said he would serve as interim president and Yeddyurappa would take over the party  leadership after KJP is formally launched at a rally at Haveri, some 350 km from here on Dec.9, with the former chief minister snapping ties with the BJP by then.

He said KJP is a registered state political party. It came into being only last year and has not contested elections so far.  Its president Prasanna Kumar resigned from the post on Friday, paving the way for Kumar to take over.

“As Yeddyurappa has said he will snap ties with the BJP, we are fervently pleading with him to come and join the KJP and lead it and guide and bless us,” Kumar told reporters.

“We are confident that Yeddyurappa will soon join us and lead us.”

He charged the national parties Congress and BJP

with not responding properly to regional problems and gave the recent Cauvery river water sharing row as an example, alleging that the two outfits failed to “utter a single word” in support of Karnatakaís interests.

“Our strong belief is that we need a regional party”, he said.

KJP also announced is office-bearers. MD Lakshminarayana and KH Srinivasa were appointed general secretary and senior vice-president, respectively.

Yeddyurappa has repeatedly said in the last few weeks that his decision to quit the BJP is final and the question of reviewing it does not arise.

Press Trust of India
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Support land bill, Naidu urges opposition
HYDERABAD: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday appealed to the opposition parties to support the land acquisition bill and other important legislat..
Convicted Goa minister makes exit
PANAJI: West-Indian state of Goa’s Rural Development Minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco, whose conviction for assaulting a government servant was upheld by the Supreme Cou..
AAP suspends Punjab leader over dissent
NEW DELHI: Widening its crackdown on dissidents at the state level, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has suspended one of its senior leaders in Punjab for indulging in “anti-par..
BJP will rule 10-20 years, claims Shah
BENGALURU: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which stormed to power nationally last year, will rule India for 10-20 years, party president Amit Shah claimed here on Frida..
EC eyes new machine to boost secrecy
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received t..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright