Pramod meets disgruntled BJP leaders

Pramod meets disgruntled BJP leaders

Pramod Madhwaraj

Congress-JD(S) coalition candidate for Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency Pramod Madhwaraj, by seeking the support of disgruntled leaders of BJP in Kundapur taluk, has created ripples in the political circles on Thursday.

Madhwaraj, who met the leaders along with JD(S) and Congress leaders, told mediapersons that he had come to meet Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Kaveri seeking their support for his candidature.

Madhwaraj said that he had not invited them to join the party. He said he was keen to see Rahul Gandhi as the next prime minister and had urged the disgruntled leaders to support him in forming a stable government under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

Rajesh, who was ousted from the party for anti-party activities, regretted that no value was attached to sincerity in BJP. “It has turned out to be an one-man party.”

Kishore Kumar said he still dreamt of Modi becoming the prime minister. But he will wholeheartedly support Madhwaraj as the latter had welfare of the constituency on top of his agenda.

Kumar, who recollected having worked for sitting MP Shobha Karandlaje in the previous election, said she (Shobha) had all but forgotten and had never approached him.