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Independent Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar joins BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Independent MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar today joined the BJP, a day after being made the party's candidate for the biennial to the upper house from

Chandrasekhar joined BJP in the presence of state party President B S Yeddyurappa and other senior leaders, including and Shobha Karandlaje,

He told that his primary goal would be to strengthen the political momentum to replace the government with BJP rule in the coming assembly polls in

Chandrasekhar alleged that the present rule "is the darkestperiod" in Karnataka's modern political history.

His victory in the March 23 polls is a certainty with the BJP having 43 MLAs and the additional required support in the 224 member assembly.

Chandrasekhar said if the present government in the state continues for next five years, and Bengaluru would reach "a point of no-return."

To a query, Chandrasekhar said the natural alliance and relationship with BJP for many years was one of the reasons for him to join the saffron party.

"I have been a quasi-because things that my belief in giving clean government and better governance, besides providing opportunities for all are more closely aligned with BJP than any other political party," he added.

Citing reasons for joining BJP, Chandrasekhar said he had a limitation an had, unlike being a Parliamentarian representing a political party, which carries a lot of weight in the public domain.

He also said he wants to complete the work he had taken up as an independent Parliamentarian.

"It was a pleasant surprise... BJP offered me the opportunity to serve Karnataka and Bengaluru in the Rajya Sabha," he added.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:10 IST