Mysuru: Scotching rumours that he was planning on joining the BJP , former public works minister and senior Congress leader HC Mahadevappa on Thursday categorically stated that he was not quitting his party.A close associate of former chief minister Siddaramaiah , Mahadevappa reaffirmed his commitment to the Congress.
The defeat in the assembly election surprised me, and I am yet to recover from the shock.
These rumours will not tarnish our friendship,” he said.Mahadevappa lost the assembly election from T Narasipura constituency, losing to JD(S) candidate M Ashwin Kumar by a margin of more than 25,000 votes.
This does not mean I will quit the Congress, and join the BJP or any other party.
“As a result, I was unable to participate in some of the party functions,” said Mahadevappa, who also dismissed of relations between him and Siddaramaiah having frayed.
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