Press Esc to close
Sunday 04 December 2016
News updated at 2:09 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26.9°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

BSY instals protege Shobha Karandlaje working president of KJP

Bangalore, Aug 30, 2013 (PTI):
Shobha Karandlaje

Karnataka Janata Paksha supremo B S Yeddyurappa today installed his close associate and former Minister Shobha Karandlaje as working President of the party.

Karandlaje, who had served as Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister and later as Energy Minister in the previous BJP government, is an ardent follower of Yeddyurappa, who quit the BJP last December and floated the regional party.

KJP won a mere six seats in the May elections to the 224-member Assembly but, more importantly, secured nearly ten per cent of the vote-share denting the prospects of the BJP.
There was intense speculation over the future of KJP in the last couple of months and on whether Yeddyurappa, a political heavyweight, would return to BJP fold or join the Congress.
The former Chief Minister has chosen to play his cards close to his chest and kept his options open, and today again ruled out KJP merging with any other party and said it's open for seat-sharing arrangement for the Lok Sabha elections.

Asked if KJP is ready to have alliance even with Congress for the polls, he said: "we are not untouchable, we are ready for seat sharing with any party including the Congress depending on the situation prevailing at that time".

But he asserted: "There is no question of merging KJP with any other party nor am I joining any other political party".

KJP would maintain its identity and the party would be strengthened from the grass-roots level, Yeddyurappa said, adding, his party would contest eight to ten Lok Sabha seats (of the total 28 in Karnataka).

Meanwhile, Yeddyurappa also appointed former PWD Minister C M Udasi as the party's senior vice president, as a new list of office-bearers of the party was announced.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

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