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BJP MP Vijay Sankeshwar quits party

May 28, 2003 17:14 IST

Vijay Sankeshwar, Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member, on Wednesday announced his decision to quit the party and float a regional political outfit.

Sankeshwar, who represents Dharwad north constituency, told PTI that he had already conveyed his decision to the Karnataka unit president Basavaraj Patil Sedam three days ago, when he was in Hubli.

"BJP in Karnataka is sinking day by day," Sankeshwar said.

The new party, he said, would be akin to Telugu Desam and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, with the goal of protecting the 'interests of Karnataka'.

The name of the party and symbol will be decided after holding discussions with 'like minded people', said Sankeshwar, who is the owner, printer and publisher of Vijaya Karnataka, a leading Kannada daily, as also the English daily Vijay Times. Sankeshwar also runs the VRL transport group.

Apparently taken aback, Sedam declined to give immediate comment on Sankeshwar's decision. "We are collecting the information," he said.


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Sub: Good for karnataka

The decision taken by the Sri Sankeshwar is right, since no political party in karnataka working to the wellfare of the state.


Posted by Eshwarappa K M





Sub: BJP loses a dynamic leader

Vijay Sankeshwar was definitely a new and emerging face of BJP in Karnataka. His popularity in the Norther Karnataka region was defnitely a plus point ...


Posted by subrahmanya prasad





Sub: yes we got it

Vijay Sankeshwar i like u .......... you will win


Posted by siddhu





Sub: reconsider Mr.Vijay

My.Sankeshwar, Please reconsider your decision. Karnataka has always rejected regional parties. KCp (of bangarappa), Raitha sangha and reddy congress (k H Patil) have all failed. ...


Posted by Prasanna





Sub: Welldone Mr. Sankeshwar

Dear Sankeshwar, Its really a very good move. Whole Karnataka has hopes on you. You are the leader which Karnataka badly needs. We are with ...


Posted by Dr.ganapati




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