Former Karnataka top cop quits Cong, joins Samajwadi party

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Shankar Bidari joins Samajwadi party
Bangalore, Aug 13: Former Karnataka Director General and Inspector General of Police Shankar Mahadeva Bidari joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of party chief Mulayam Singh in Delhi on Tuesday.

The top-cop earlier met Uttar Pradesh Chief miniter Akhilesh Yadav at his residence on Monday.

Former IPS officer who had joined Congress party early this year and accused party for cheating him for their benefit.

Bidari was reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for certain reasons, he was also upset and been denied the Congress ticket from the Terdal assembly seat in his home district of Bagalkot.

Bidari was also an aspirant for the Congress ticket from the Bagalkot Lok Sabha constituency for the 2014 elections and, it is said that he is unlikely to get it.

Bidari was accompanied by the lone SP MLA from Karnataka C P Yogeeshwara of Channapatna and former minister Goolihatti D Shekhar, who joined the party recently.

Meanwhile, Mulayam Singh has appointed Shankar Bidari as the state Samajwadi president and C P Yogeeshwara has been appointed as South-India in-charge.

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