EX- MP Jayaprakash Hegde, who was with the Congress till recently, will be joining BJP on March 8. Hegde, who has a clean image, BJP hopes, will be an asset to the party.
Dinakar Shetty of JD(S), a former MLA representing Kumta constituency, and Pramod Hegde from Yallapura, a Congress leader, were admitted into the BJP on Tuesday. Along with Hegde, who is a former minister, MP, and MLA, former Bhatkal Congress MLA, J D Naik, will be joining the BJP that day.
The other leader who is expected to join the BJP soon are former MLA from Hanur, Parimala Nagappa of JD(S), who is expected to join the party on March 16. Within days, Kumar Bangarappa is expected to announce the date of identifying himself with BJP.