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Bengaluru: KPJP MLA who supported BJP's claim to Karnataka throne makes U-turn, backs Cong


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 16: In an interesting turn of events on the evening of Wednesday May 16, a newly elected MLA of Karnataka Prajnavanta Janata Party (KPJP) who was with the BJP in the morning made a U-turn and decided to support Congress-JD(S) bid to form the next government in Karnataka.

With the assembly elections throwing up a fractured mandate, BJP and Congress-JD(S) alliance are doing everything in their power to form the government, and the last 24 hours has seen everything from allegations of horsetrading to phone-tapping claims and resort politics.

In the midst of it all, KPJP MLA R Shankar, who won from the Ranebennur constituency, had expressed his support to the Congress on Tuesday May 15 when the election results were out. However, on Wednesday morning, he participated in the BJP legislative party meeting, giving indications that he had officially consented to support the BJP's claim to Karnatak throne. He was even with the BJP leaders when they met governor Vajubhai Vala.

But the same evening, he made a U-turn and said he was going to support the Congress-JD(S) coalition. Sources said he has already informed the Congress about his support and even signed the letter of support from MLAs that was submitted to the governor.

Shankar is said to be a close aide of BJP leader K S Eshwarappa.


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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Thu, May 17 2018

    The BJP has always been a Divided House.

    Say No to EVM's. Democracy will be restored. The Will of the people will Prevail.

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  • Sanith, Bajpe/Mumbai

    Thu, May 17 2018

    BJP has done the homework well for them. We, the people voted them to do the rest, since Congress was losing state after state but not learning any lesson. So now at least let Kannadigas unite as Kannadigas and save Karnataka for our future Kannadigas.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Sickulars are happy on this MLAs U turn..

    But fact is this guy is a spy of BJP and he was deliberately asked to make U turn by BJP to get the secrets of Sickular parties....
    There are still many insiders in sickular party work as spy to BJP...

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  • MM, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Sudden U turn ?? No no master mind being working here.. he may play major role in Horse Trading inside Egelten resort as advised.. 😉

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Wed, May 16 2018

    U turn, left turn, right turn, then the round about, and last red signal.
    Jumping all signal's.

    DisAgree [3] Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

  • Premnath. D, Moodbidri

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Hoooomh, Hide and Seekhaaan

    DisAgree [4] Agree [10] Reply Report Abuse

  • SMR, karkala

    Wed, May 16 2018

    I would say JD(S)-Congress should approach Supreme Court for violation of constitutional norms by RSS leaned Governor to help BJP to form government despite written submission to form the government.

    If BJP is invited to form government then Supreme Court should also consider Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh fresh floor test.

    Jai Hind

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, May 16 2018

    BJP you must accept the fact that the mandate is not for you to rule karnataka. Stop horse trading you are shamelessly indulging in .

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.

    Wed, May 16 2018

    The Yeddyurappa and K.S. Eshwarapa friction will be creating some surprising news in Karnataka. More jumping of the boat can be heard to join the BJP/Congress Government.

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  • Tauaif, Mysore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    INC-JDS he might have returned to pull few more hence keep him out in seperate room

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  • Manoj, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Keep up sir. Right decision. Congratulations to u & ur conscience

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Based on EvM hampering BJP won ,if you don't belive check all the winning candidates from their constituencies winning in huge margin.


    These are ground rooted truth.Not white lies.

    Candidates u turn ,Haha one more time this proves that its NOT MONEY POWER ,ITS ALL commonsense power.


    And now if BJP forms governance then they ll lose badly in karnataka governance ,better accept rules of democratic country's law and enjoy other 22states legacy of ruling,warna woh bhi haath se jayega.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    May be he was offered 150 cr here.
    Tomorrow morning he will go back to that camp if Shah offers him 200 cr.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, May 16 2018

    U turn
    L turn
    Give way
    Above turn
    Zeebra crossing
    All the nonsense and backstabbing started since 2014..

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Wed, May 16 2018

    We might become insane if we take these politicians seriously.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Tomorrow morning IT CBI ED on raid

    DisAgree [3] Agree [16] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    He was the spyyyyyy from congress

    DisAgree [13] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • stan, mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    now, who is Horse Trading ??? all parties/ Politicians are the same...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, May 16 2018

    May proved to be a TROJAN HORSE...., one should be aware & beware....,

    DisAgree [1] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

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