Bangalore, Oct 7 (UNI) BJP district units and some organisations today held protest meetings to voice their displeasure over JD(S) not transferring power as per the understanding.
Noted industrialist and former MP from Dharwad Vijay Sankeshwar decided to quit the JD(S) over its failure to honour its commitment.
"It is wrong on part of the party do dishonour its commitment. I will be sending my resignation letter tomorrow," he said.
Meanwhile protest meetings were held in different parts of the state including Chamarajanagara, Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Raichur districts and other places with protesters burning the effigies of Chief Minister Mr Kumaraswamy and JD(S) President H D Devegowda.
In Belgaum the district BJP unit protested against the JDS for 'cheating' the party. The party workers shouted slogans against JDS party national president Devegowda and burnt his effigy at Kittur Chennamma circle.
Tomorrow various Lingayat organisations are holding protest against the attitude of the JDS.
The activists of Veerashiva Mahasabha and Veerashiva Sena Samithi have decided to take out a rally in Chamarajanagara town tomorrow against the JD(S) action.
Speaking to reporters Mahasabha president Nagarajappa said that it would also take out a torch light procession tonight in protest against the Mr Kumaraswamy not transferring the power to BJP as per his promise. "We will intensify the agitation in the coming days and which would spread to the other parts of the state," he said.
Incidentally former Deputy Chief Minister and designated BJP candidate for the CM's post, B S Yediyurappa, belongs to Veerashiva community.