Udupi: Former MLA U R Sabhapati Joins JD(S), Party Hails Move
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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi
Udupi, Mar 4: Former MLA U R Sabhapati formally joined JD(S) at a ceremony held at Hotel Kediyoor here on Sunday March 4.
Speaking on the occasion, JD(S) youth leader Madhu Bangarappa said that Sabhapati was the reason for his father Bangarappa establishing himself in politics.
"Sabhapati's entry into JD(S) has definitely strengthened the party," he said, and added that JD(S) is contesting the election to win and not to lose.
"Corruption is rampant in the nation because of Congress, and in the state because of BJP," he pointed out, indicating that JD(S) is the only remaining choice.
JD(S) bypoll candidate Boje Gowda said that the entry of Sabhapati has given the party elephantine strength. "We will show the magnitude of our strength this election," he said.
Giving reasons for joining JD(S), Sabhapati said that Congress is without a true leader, and BJP is immersed in corruption. "JD(S) is definitely a better option than Congress and BJP," he said.
"It is BJP who has forced this election upon the people. For the first time in the country a situation arose where a chief minister had to give resignation," he said, adding that JD(S) has never been so irresponsible.
Referring to the assault on mediapersons and policemen by lawyers, he said such deterioration in law and order reflects the low level the state government has plunged to.
Among those present were JD(S) leaders Deviprasad Shetty, Mahendra Kumar, Ghulam Ahmed, Govindraju and others.