Added on : 2018-11-01 18:00:39
The BJP’s candidate L Chandrashekar for the Ramanagara by-election in Karnataka, backed out on Thursday just two days ahead of voting on Saturday, saying he was ignored by BJP leaders who didn’t turn up for campaigning as promised. Chandrashekar had switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party only last month after Congress’ decision to allow its alliance partner Janata Dal (Secular) to contest the seat. “They told me that my victory would mark the downfall of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. But all the leaders were camped elsewhere and did not show any intention to campaign for me,” Chandrashekar said.