Belur Gopalakrishna to join Congress on Sunday

Gopalakrishna, who failed to get the BJP ticket from Sagar Assembly constituency, on Saturday met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Congress general secretary in charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal.

Former BJP MLA Belur Gopalakrishna has decided to join the Congress party on Sunday.

Gopalakrishna, who failed to get the BJP ticket from Sagar Assembly constituency, on Saturday met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Congress general secretary in charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal and discussed his inclusion in the Congress.

He had contested on the BJP ticket and defeated his relative Kagodu Thimmappa in 2004 and 2008.

He unsuccessfully contested on the JD(S) ticket in 2013.

He has decided to join the Congress to ensure Kagodu Thimmappa's victory.

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