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Independent MLA Nagendra joins Congress, presents Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Hosapete (Karnataka) 

was presented a Rs 60 lakh gold coated statue by Independent MLA B after he joined the party at a public rally here today.

presented a Valmiki statue to on the stage after he was welcomed into the party.

"The gold-coated statue cost Rs 60 lakh," told reporters.

Alongwith Nagendra, BJP MLA from Vijaynagar B S Anand Singh also formally joined the party at the rally.

The BJP in a series of tweets, has come down on and for inducting Nagendra and Singh, who are facing charges of

B S Yeddyurappa criticised for inducting Singh into Congress, saying it proved him to be a "corrupt opportunist."

"Dear 10 per cent CM Siddaramaiah,I would like to remind you, your padayatre in 2013 about the mining sector. Now, inducting into the camp has only proved you are a corrupt opportunist. Case of amnesia," he tweeted.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 21:15 IST