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Pooja Gandhi dumps JD(S), joins KJP

Bangalore, Dec 7, 2012, DHNS :
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Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) got its first glamour quotient on Friday with cine actor Pooja Gandhi joining the party after quitting the JD(S).

Pooja Gandhi was to join the KJP at the December 9 Haveri convention, but decided to formally become inducted into the party on Friday.

 Pooja Gandhi had joined the JD(S) in January this year. The party had initially appointed her as the working president of its youth wing but later began to sideline her, following criticism by opposition members.

BJP leader Ayanur Manjunath chided that the JD(S) has the ‘queen of Dandupalya’ as its leader. The actor had earlier  played the role of a gang member in the Kannada film ‘Dandupalya.’

Speaking to reporters, Gandhi claimed to be hurt by the treatment. “No JD(S) leader came to my support when I was called names,” she said. 

JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy had even asked the actor to stay away from the party.

Pooja was inducted into the KJP by party state executive member Ishwaraya and State Secretary Madan Patel.


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