Discarded by BJP within hours of his admission into the party, controversial chief of Sri Ram Sene, Pramod Muthalik, on Tuesday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha polls.
Capping weeks of intensified efforts, decks were on Thursday cleared for the merger of BS Yeddyurappa-led KJP with BJP, as both parties jointly announced their union declaring that they would complete all the formalities within three or four days.
Karnataka BJP President Prahlad Joshi said ball is in party national President Rajnath Singh`s court in the matter of deciding on return of former Chief Minister Yeddyurappa back into the party fold.
Karnataka Janatha Paksha leader, BS Yedyurappa, will be admitted to BJP in a few days, state party chief Prahlad Joshi said on Thursday.
With campaigning on for May 5 Assembly polls, the ruling BJP in Karnataka is pouring out much of its vitriol on former party strongman B S Yeddyurappa while holding its fire on main rival Congress.
BJP General Secretary H N Ananth Kumar on Sunday sought to dispel reports of infighting, stating that newly appointed state unit President Prahlad Joshi would lead the party to victory.
Lok Sabha member Prahlad Joshi admitted that the ruling BJP`s image had been dented by "some blunders" in the last five years.
Lok Sabha member Prahlad Joshi was appointed state ruling BJP chief by national president Rajnath Singh to lead its tough battle in May 05 Assembly polls.
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