BJP MLA Gopalakrishna joins Congress


Several BJP and JD(S) leaders joining the Congress ahead of the 10 May assembly polls in Karnataka is evidence to prove that public sentiment is in favour of the party and it will come to power, its state unit president, D K Shivakumar, said on Monday.
He was speaking after inducting Kudligi BJP MLA N.Y. Gopalakrishna, who had resigned as a legislator on Friday, into the party. “Several BJP and JD(S) leaders are knocking on our door; this is evidence to show that the voice of the people of the state is in favour of the Congress and that our march is on the right track, towards power,” Shivakumar said. Speaking to reporters here, he noted Gopalakrishna resigned as a BJP MLA and joined the Congress; similarly, JD(S) MLA K M Shivalinge Gowda too has resigned and will be joining the party soon.
BJP and JD(S) legislators joining the Congress voluntarily is “big evidence” that people have decided for a change after the “failure of the double engine government”, the KPCC chief further said.