Vijayshankar quits BJP, likely to join Congress

Vijayshankar quits BJP, likely to join Congress

Former MP C H Vijayshankar has resigned as state BJP Raitha Morcha president. He has also tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the BJP. He sent his resignations to state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa by fax on Saturday.

Vijayshankar is likely to join the Congress ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls. He is supposed to campaign for the Congress candidates in the Assembly elections and contest the Lok Sabha election in 2019. He is touted to counter former MP A H Vishwanath, who joined the JD(S) after accusing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of disrespecting him. All the three belong to Kuruba community.

Vijayshankar, also a former state minister, who was in the news for speculations that he would quit the BJP to crossover to the Congress, has finally quit the party.

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