K'taka ex CM Bangarappa resigns SP, to join Cong

Subscribe to Oneindia News

New Delhi, Feb 12: Flip flop from one party to another party is common among politicians. Look, who has changed his party now in Karnataka politics. Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party MP S Bangarappa resigned from Loksabha on Thursday, Feb 12. He also announced his plans to join the Congress.

"I have resigned from my Lok Sabha seat Shimoga as well as from the Samajwadi Party. I submitted my resignation to the Speaker and he has accepted it," Bangarappa told reporters outside Parliament house.

He is now looking forward to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. In this regard he has sought an appointment with her.

Citing the reason for quitting SP and to join Congress, Bangarappa said BJP's winning assembly election in Karnataka was "not a good sign and it's high time all secular parties unite to defeat the communal forces".

When asked whether the reason to resign from SP is due to recent bonhomie between that party and former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, he said, "This is not the reason".

To a query, whether his resignation will affect the SP alliance talks between Congress and Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party, Bangarappa said "Such things happen. They will be sorted out,"

My resignation will not have any bad impact on my friendship with Mulyam Singh Yadav and SP General Secretary Amar Singh, Bangarappa said.

&13;

Oneindia News (With inputs from Agencies)

Please Wait while comments are loading...