Pooja Gandhi may be asked to quit JD(S)

Pooja Gandhi may be asked to quit JD(S)

Apparently upset over BJP leader Ayanur Manjunath’s remarks on actor and JD(S) leader Pooja Gandhi, JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy has decided to ask actor Pooja Gandhi not to associate with the party any longer. Manjunath had commented that the JD(S) has the ‘queen of Dandupalya’ as its leader.

The JD(S) leader told reporters here on Thursday that the party never invited the actor to join the party. “She voluntarily joined the party. Moreover, we do not need any film star to build our party. I will ask her not to associate with the party,” he stated. Pooja Gandhi had joined the JD(S) in January this year. The party had appointed her as the working president of its youth wing.

The actor had played one of the leading gang members in the recently-released film, Dandupalya. The gang was involved in a series of heinous and cold-blooded murders in and around Bangalore.

Kumaraswamy took potshots at Manjunath for speaking lightly about a woman and an actor. “It is most unbecoming of Ayanur Manjunath. His statement indicates the BJP leaders’ attitude towards women,” he stated.

‘Remove Ashoka’

He demanded Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to drop R Ashoka from the ministry for his inability to end the transport strike and prevent inconvenience to people. Ashoka took all the trouble to visit the City Railway Station to prevent exodus of the north-eastern people from Bangalore recently. But he has not been courteous enough to meet the protesting drivers and conductors to resolve the issue, Kumaraswamy charged.

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