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Bengaluru: Congress to lose another wicket? B L Shankar likely to join BJP


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (RJP)

Bengaluru, Mar 19: Even as state KPCC president Dr Parameshwara made tall claims of 20 BJP legislators planning to join the Congress soon, his party is likely to lose another senior leader, in the form of B L Shankar.

Shankar will join BJP soon, as per sources in the BJP.

As per sources, Shankar is no more interested in remaining in the Congress, where he is said to be feeling sidelined, especially after his mentor S M Krishna left.

Shankar is said to have held a meeting with BJP state chief B S Yeddyurappa and may join soon after another meeting takes place, where other aspects which were not discussed in the first meeting would be discussed.

Shankar had lost in the last Assembly elections after he fought it from Bengaluru. After that he was not given any significant role in the party though he was made chief of Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad, a post which is not considered as politically important.

There were attempts to bring B L Shankar to BJP since 2009. He was asked to join BJP and contest from Bengaluru North then. But as he could not join immediately, D B Chandre Gowda was named candidate from BJP. Incidentally both are Vokkaliga leaders and both hail from Chikkamagaluru district.

Shankar has been appreciating the administrative skills of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national chief Amit Shah since some time, it is gathered.

B L Shankar originally belonged to Janata Parivar and was very close to Deve Gowda. After he developed some differences with Gowda, he joined the Congress. Though he is not considered as a mass leader, he is known for his clean image which may help BJP considerably in elections.

B L Shankar may not contest in the Assembly elections as he does not have any suitable constituency in his home turf Chikkamagaluru district. But he may negotiate for a post if BJP comes to power in state.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Politicains if you have black money then better to join bjp, you are safe there, no tension no incometax rides or cbi /Ed rides,

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Mr Shankar is just a busienessman dusguised as a polytician . Please let him highlight one achievement in his polytical career

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/Bahrain

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Why ebveryone joining FEKU party?, lol, too many burnol moments, people cant handle. BTW CongRATS ;)

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  • J Dal, BVR

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    Effects of Demonitization makes all the congis to join BJP as only one party who had made his money whie before announcing Demonitization is BJP

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Jumping from one party to other party he is expert. No surprise.

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Is Bellary coming back to life? Let's wait and watch the drama unfold.....

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  • jayaprakash rai, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Bl shankar is one of rarest honest person in congress. If he joins bjp definetly he is an asset modi's dream of clean politics in 2019.

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  • Francis, Shirva

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    BJP starts picking waste from Congress

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    All Dongis are frustrated. Let them wait for Dongi party funeral . Pappu will be kicked out !

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  • ISMAIL K, PERINJE

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Do ISHWARAPPA joining JDS????????If so so era of AYA RAM GAYA RAM Starts...

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  • shaji, mangalroe

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Dear Shankar, may i know what was your asking price as you were on SALE.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    They will simply fool these Congress members and try to break the party. These will be "na ether KA na udher KA.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    They will simply fool these Congress members and try to break the party. These will be "na ether KA na udher KA.

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    INDIAN POLITICS IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF DIRTY POLITICS. IT IS FULL OF CORRUPT, COMMUNAL AND CRIMINAL POLITICIANS. THE MORE CRIMINAL CASES ONE HAS TO HIS CREDIT, THE MORE POPULAR AND ELIGIBLE HE BECOMES IN POLITICS. HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND ETHICS HAVE NO PLACE IN INDIAN POLITICS. INDIA IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE RELIGION IS MIUSED FOR POLITICAL GAINS.THEY DON'T CARE FOR ANYTHING ELSE. WHAT MATTERS TO THEM IS JUST MONEY AND POWER. PEOPLE HAVE A VERY SHORT TERM MEMORY. CORRUPT, CRIMINAL AND JAILED LEADERS ARE GLORIFIED IN THE NEXT ELECTION. GOD ONLY HAS TO SAVE INDIA!

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  • Saleem, Mangalore / abu dhabi

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Good bye.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    He will regret ...

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  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    He will regret for his decession for serving Congress so many years.

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  • alan, mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Good riddance to Bad Rubbish. He will be a great Liability & he has been a Born Loser

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    There should be some moral ethics,
    Changing party is not like changing jobs for higher pay,
    You' are the servant of mass/people

    People choose you not you choose people,
    You can not read peoples mind ,people came to know you see your own benifit,
    If you really want to serve the people who elected you then what is side-line and center line?
    Remember everybody can not become prime minister e.g. Advani,

    BJP will use you like like British used Indian against Indians but when you realize it will be too late.
    Finally you will be : " NAA GHAT KA NAA BHAT KA"

    dont make like 'Vote for Pot bhot, Loot Marn Pot bhot'

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    BJP became kachra collecting party ..... let them go .....

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  • Dolfus I S Crasta, Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Congrhe ess people joining BJP and BJP people joining Congress. Now I wonder which is the real Congress party and which is the real BJP? Lokks like this is the real joke of the century. All are shameless politicians, and we the people vote them.

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  • Conrad John Tauro, Shirva/Udupi/Dubai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Shankar follow to Guru...

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  • Pratap Rao, Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    When people want power, nothing else but power they will sell their conscience if they have one

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  • Amigo, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    BEST EXAMPLE : JP HEDGE!!!!!

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  • shaji, mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    These are selfish and opportunist people who are licking the feet of bjp. shame on you guys. You have lost moral and put yourself on SALE. Till yesterday you were saying that BJP is a communal and non trustworthy party, but today you are admiring the party to be the survivor of indian constitute. Dont u have any dignity and self respect.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    now all congi knocking communal party door. bjp already confirmed they will not give ticket to migrants . now okaliga and lingayuth which is major communities in karnatka moving towards BJP because of Siddu AHINDA policy what poojary said is 100 % no need Modi here Siddu will do congress muktha karnataka.

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  • Peter, Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Hope there is no fight for tickets inside BJP .

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  • Shibu, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    hope there will not be candidate in Congress for next election

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  • Ramesh S, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    ..ALAS..during next election sicular/intellectuals will be in fix..who is communal who is secular!!..all sajjige bajil..

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  • Francis, Shirva

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Congress kachra in BJP dustbin!!!

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  • Anirudh P, Bengalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Francis, Shirva

    True congress culture !!

    Tomorrow when you leave congress, people from congress will tell you same thing.

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  • Anand, Karkala

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Only 19 remaining out of 20.....

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  • GM, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Greedy for position & power our politicians are changing party's. BJP is offering them both money and power at any cost. These politicians leave party and principles for just to stay in power at any cost. BJP is doing the same throughout India one principle power at any cost leaving everything behind!!? Don't know the meaning of Shame...

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Paramesh has said that. By mistake "idar ka udar he said udar ka idar". Anyway green meadows sells!

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  • Amigo, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    He will become like: "DOBHI KA ......... NA GHAR KA NA GHAT KA "

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  • Prasanna, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Parameshi where are you????

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Oh...... Just few hours back only Paramesha....said....20 wickets of BJP he got!!!!

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