Gulbarga: Shasil G Namoshi, the Bharatiya Janata Party member of Legislative Council, and Belur Gopalakrishna, the BJP legislator, on Saturday joined the Janata Dal (Secular).
Namoshi, who was also the state unit general secretary of the BJP, told a newspaper that the BJP had given him assurances that he would be fielded from Gulbarga south in the upcoming Assembly Elections.
However, the party changed its decision and allotted ticket to Dattatreya Patil (Appu Gowda), Namoshi said.
He also underlined that Patil had burnt the BJP flag and the photographs of national leaders during the by-elections to Gulbarga south constituency.
In Bangalore, BJP legislator Belur Gopalakrishna, who also joined the JD(S), will contest from Sagar Assembly constituency.