Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday opposed BJP’s proposed alliance or merger the BSR Congress in Karnataka.
“I am opposed to the BSR alliance or merger with BJP in Karnataka,” Sushma tweeted this morning.
In what was being seen as a boost to BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, BSR Congress leader B Sriramulu announced that his party was merging with the national party over two years after he had quit the saffron outfit.
“I have decided to rejoin BJP because people of the country want to see Narendra Modi as prime minister,” Sriramulu said.
The BSR Congress’ decision came close on the heels of merger of Karnataka Janata Paksha of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa with BJP.
Sriramulu had claimed that several BJP leaders, including Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari had agreed to the merger.
Contrary to the claims, Sushma opposed any such move.
The BJP leader also opposed the move of former Union minister Venod Sharma, who quit the Congress, to join the Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC).
“I am strongly opposed to this. I have conveyed my views to Shri Kuldeep Bishnoi,” she tweeted. “I have conveyed to Shri Raj Nath Singhji in writing that BJP must not permit this.”
Post his joining the HJC, Sharma is tipped to be the BJP-HJC candidate from Karnal Lok Sabha constituency.
It may be noted that Sharma’s son Manu is in a Delhi jail in connection with the murder of model Jessica Lall in 1999.