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K Jayaprakash Hegde finally joins BJP

K Jayaprakash Hegde finally joins BJP

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Mar 8, 2017:  Veteran politician and former MP of Udupi Chikkamagaluru constituency K Jayaprakash Hegde has formally joined the BJP at the party office in  Bengaluru on March 8, Wednesday.  MLA from Karkala and Chief Whip of Opposition  Sunil Kumar  welcomed  Hegde into the party fold in the presence of senior leaders including State BJP Chief BS Yeddyurappa  and former minister R Ashok.


The development comes when  the elections to the State Assembly are just a year away. Hegde who  was first associated with the Janata  Dal had  later joined the Congress in 2008.

He had won the by-elections from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency  in 2012. However in the 2014 elections he lost to Shobha Karandlaje  of the BJP. Hegde had contested the MLC elections in 2015  as an independent after the  Congress denied him a ticket . Subsequently he was expelled from the party.

Speculations are now rife if Hegde would get a BJP ticket to contest from Udupi.

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Chinnu M, Udupi Wed, March-8-2017, 6:51
He is like a Chameleon changing his party. But one who supports him are Bakras. He has tasted all the political party so he may be fixed to this only option left is CPIM)
Adarsh M, Bengaluru Wed, March-8-2017, 6:42
Many are attracted towards a BJP what is the secret Yeddy?
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