Karnataka Janata Paksha
|Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP)|
|Leader||B. S. Yeddyurappa|
Number 11, 12th Main, 17th Cross,Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560055, Karnataka.
|ECI Status||State party|
|Politics of India
Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) is a political party based in Karnataka, a state in Southern India. Although registered by Padmanabha Prasanna in April 2011, the KJP was actually launched by former Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa and he assumed its leadership in late 2012. Yeddyurappa resigned as a Member of Legislative Assembly and from the primary membership of Bharatiya Janata Party on 30 November 2012, and formally launched the KJP at a convention at Haveri on 9 December 2012.
Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013
In the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013, Karnataka Janatha Paksha won six of the 203 seats it contested. It restricted the Bharathiya Janatha Party to 40 seats, compared to the 121 it had in the outgoing assembly. KJP secured almost 10% of the vote.
Independents supported By KJP who won
- Melukote: K. S. Puttanaiah
MLCs of Karnataka Janatha Paksha
- M.D. Lakshminarayan (officially MLC)
- Mumtaz Ali Khan (associated). He left the party in September 2013, joining the Indian National Congress.
- Bharathi Shetty (associated)
Support for National Democratic Alliance
- Yeddy's KJP Launched - Cine Stars, Leaders Join Amidst Gigantic Crowd
- BJP's new opponent in Karnataka is Yeddyurappa's KJP
- joining Karnataka Janata Party for sure, claims founder
- Dhananjay Kumar nominated KJP chief
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