Former MP J P Hegde Undecided about Joining Any Party

Former MP J P Hegde Undecided about Joining Any Party

Kundapur: Korgi Jayaprakash Hegde, a former member of Lok Sabha from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, had won the elections in the past as a Janata, Congress and an independent candidate. Most of the times, he won on his own merit.


However, peeved over being denied of a Congress party ticket to contest the legislative council elections last year, he filed his nomination as an independent. The Congress party expelled him for anti-party activity.

Ever since, fully realizing his popularity quotient and crowd-pulling capacity, the other two mainstream parties, JD(S) and the BJP, are said to be making efforts to woo him. Some leaders of these two parties have reportedly floated rumours that he was set to join their party.

Now he has clarified that joining any party is not absolutely necessary to serve the people. He has already launched a forum of independent, like-minded individuals to pay attention to people’s problems and public issues.

He has set up an office in Kundapur to listen to public woes. Until now, he has not decided to join any party. In due course, after consulting his supporters and well-wishers, he would take a decision, said sources close to him.

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