Kundapur, Nov 12, 2017: Independent MLA Halady Srinivas Shetty at Udupi on Nov 11, Saturday said that he would join the BJP before the 2018 assembly elections.
Speaking in Kundapur, he said due to some technical reasons he is not joining the BJP immediately, though he has been supporting the party in all its activities. "I will join the BJP immediately after my term as MLA is over. If I join now, I will be disqualified from my assembly membership,’’ he added.
Haladi had left the BJP in 2012 after he was denied a cabinet berth in the Jagadish Shettar cabinet. He also said that he will attend the BJP’s Parivartana Rally as a common man as the party has extended an invitation to him. "However, I will not share the dais. I have also told the organisers not to put my name in the banner," he added