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Expelled BJP leader Yatnal to join JDS

Last Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 17:55

Bijapur: Former Union minister and expelled
BJP leader Basanagouda Patil Yatnal has decided to join JDS
headed by former Prime Minister H D Devegowda.

Patil, three time Lok Sabha member from Bijapur, which
has now become a reserved seat, told reporters that he and his
followers would join the JDS at a function here on January 22.

Patil, who has become Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa`s
bete noire, accused him of neglecting party workers and
alleged that even senior leaders like national general
secretary Anantkumar and Rural Development Minister Jagadish
Shettar have remained mute spectators.

The former saffron leader took a swipe at RSS, alleging
that it interfered in BJP`s affairs.

BJP last year expelled Patil after he launched a banner
of revolt and criticised Yeddyurappa and state unit president
D V Sadananda Gowda.


First Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 17:55

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