In a set back to the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party in Karnataka, their former MLA from Kagwad, Raju Kage, is all in readiness to quit the saffron party and join Congress on Tuesday, November 11.
“I have spoken to Siddaramaiah and I will contest from Kagad on a Congress ticket if the party gives me a ticket,” Raju Kage was quoted as saying in a TNM report.
Kage had expressed his disappointment for not being given the ticket to contest in the Kagwad assembly. The BJP remains to announce its candidate list for the bye-elections. The Supreme Court is not yet delivered its verdict in the 17 disqualified MLAs case.
Meanwhile, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa had told media, “It does not matter who joins or leaves the party. BJP will win the bye-elections in at least 13 out of 15 constituencies.”