Press Esc to close
Tuesday 26 July 2016
News updated at 3:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30.3°C
Min : 20.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Pooja Gandhi dumps JD(S), joins KJP

Bangalore, Dec 7, 2012, DHNS :
File Photo

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.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Legendary Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma being felicitated during an event...

Legendary Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma being felicitated during an event...

Members of the Indian archery team, the first to reach Brazil for the upcoming Olympics...

Members of the Indian archery team, the first to reach Brazil for the upcoming Olympics...

Kanwarias on their way to offer holy water to Lord Shiva on the occasion of holy month of Shravan...

Kanwarias on their way to offer holy water to Lord Shiva on the occasion of holy month of Shravan...

Actress Kajal Aggarwal receiving an award at 'Femina Power List South 2016'...

Actress Kajal Aggarwal receiving an award at 'Femina Power List South 2016'...

Coast Guard IG Rajan Bargotra briefing on the search operations of missing IAF AN-32 aircraft...

Coast Guard IG Rajan Bargotra briefing on the search operations of missing IAF AN-32 aircraft...

Mumbai crowned Premier Futsal champions in Mapusa...

Mumbai crowned Premier Futsal champions in Mapusa...

Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh paying homage to the martyrs of OP VIJAY...

Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh paying homage to the martyrs of OP VIJAY...

School studentsí celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Jalandhar...

School studentsí celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Jalandhar...

Forest officials patrolling in a boat on the flooded Kaziranga National Park on Monday...

Forest officials patrolling in a boat on the flooded Kaziranga National Park on Monday...

KSRTC buses were parked on following the State Transport Unions strike...

KSRTC buses were parked on following the State Transport Unions strike...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523