Janta Dal Secular JD(S), vice president for Thirthahalli Taluk district, R Madan speaking to ANI in Shimoga (Photo/ANI)
Janta Dal Secular JD(S), vice president for Thirthahalli Taluk district, R Madan speaking to ANI in Shimoga (Photo/ANI)

JDS leader R Madan quits party

ANI | Updated: Apr 02, 2019 18:22 IST

Shimoga (Karnataka) [India], Apr 2 (ANI): Janata Dal (Secular) vice president for Thirthahalli Taluk, R Madan, resigned on Tuesday amid an alleged rift in the party.
The decision comes just a day before JD(S) candidate Madhu Bangarappa is slated to file nomination papers to contest Lok Sabha polls from Shimoga.
Talking to ANI, Madan said, "The decision to resign from the post was taken after discussions with the district president. The workers who built the party, have been removed from their respective posts. Now everyone has been removed including me saying that we are no longer useful workers of the party."
Madan said he will remain neutral and not work for the party in the ensuing elections.
Seven-phased elections in the country will begin on April 11 and go on till May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.
Karnataka will go to polls on April 18 and 23. (ANI)

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