Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that several leaders from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) are in touch with the BJP and will be joining the party in the days to come ahead of the 2023 polls.
Congress will not come to power in Karnataka for 10 more years, state BJP President Nalinkumar Kateel said.
The chief minister was speaking after inducting former JD(S) MLA from Devanahalli, Pilla Munishamappa and his supporters, and some Congress leaders into BJP at the party state headquarters here.
Pointing out that the joining of Congress and JD(S) leaders and workers from Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara districts will strengthen the party in the region, a BJP release quoting Bommai said, such events of leaders from other parties joining BJP would continue in the months to come.
He also expressed confidence that the BJP will increase its strength in north and southern Karnataka regions and will return to power in 2023.
Meanwhile, stating that Congress will not come to power in Karnataka for 10 more years, state BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel said, thereafter the state will become “Congress free”.