JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda resigns, likely to join Congress

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SIRSI: Arasikere JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda tendered his resignation as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on Sunday.

After serving it for many years, one more JDS leader left the party. K M Shivalinge Gowda who is JD(S) MLA from Arasikere constituency, resigned ahead of the May 10 Assembly polls in Karnataka and is likely to join Congress.

Shivalinge Gowda submitted his resignation letter to Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde in Sirsi in the presence of other party members. More than 300 supporters had arrived with Shivalinge Gowda when he tendered his resignation.

In the recent days, he had been maintaining distance from the party. He is likely to be the Congress candidate from Arasikere in the upcoming polls.

Gowda is the third JD(S) MLA to quit the party in the last few days. Earlier, Gubbi MLA S R Srinivas had resigned on March 27 and joined the Congress while Arkalgud MLA A T Ramaswamy quit the party and joined BJP. (ANI)

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