Bengaluru : Former minister, MP, Kuruba community strongman C H Vijayashankar is expected to quit BJP and is likely to join Congress.
As per sources, the Congress party wants to field C H Vijayashankar from Piriyapattana constituency against JDS candidate H Vishwanath, another Kuruba strongman.
During his recent visit to Mysuru, CM Siddaramaiah met C H Vijayashankar and offered him a party ticket if he defects to party, said sources. Reportedly, C H Vijayashankar who is BJP farmer’s morcha president is upset that party state president B S Yeddyurappa has shown interest in another candidate for Piriyapattana constituency.
It can be recalled that C H Vijayashankar started his career as a MLA from Hunasur constituency of Mysuru district.
Soon after the news of his possible switchover spread, the BJP state leadership sent emissaries to C H Vijayashankar’s residence in Mysuru and tried to pacify him.