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Honest people are untouchable for JDS, Congress, BJP: Mukhyamantri Chandru – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BENGALURU: Actor-turned-politician and former MLC Mukhyamantri Chandru joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Tuesday. Honnasandra Narasimhaiah Chandrashekar, 70, who was not nominated for MLC polls by Congress, had resigned as a senior member of the Grand Old Party on May 28.

“Honest politicians have become untouchable for the BJP, Congress and JDS who have deceived the people of Karnataka. They plan to come to power and continue to deceive the people,” he said.

He cited Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s work in the education and health sectors as his reason for joining AAP. “The party is streamlining politics and I invite honest and concerned people from other parties to join the AAP,” he said.

AAP state organizer Prithvi Reddy said Chandru’s membership will strengthen the party as he has worked for language and water causes. “He dedicated his life to Kannada and agreed to spread the achievements of the AAP throughout the state. His experience will help people understand the clean, transparent and honest ideologies of the party,” he said .

Chandru entered the Assembly after winning Gauribidanur constituency as the Janata Party candidate. He was appointed MLC for two consecutive terms of 1998-2004 and 2004-2010 by BJP. He joined Congress when Siddaramaiah was the Chief Minister and went on to be the Chairman of the Kananda Development Authority.

Sources said he is unlikely to contest the 2023 Assembly elections but his son Sharath, an entrepreneur, is likely to take a political dip.

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