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Who is Jagadish Shettar? Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader who joined Congress today

Jagadish Shettar joined Congress today ahead of Karnataka Elections 2023.

New Delhi: Prominent BJP leader and former CM Jagadish Shivappa Shettar joined Congress today. He is the Lingayat community in the Hubballi Dharwad region.

For the first time he won as a BJP MLA in 1994 and he continued to secure key positions in the party.

He was also the Chief Minister of Karnataka between 2012 – 2013.

In 2008, he was also the speaker of Karnataka legislative assembly.

Ahead of Karnataka Assembly Elections, BJP has denied tickets for many senior leaders when the first list of candidates was released. Shettar was also denied a ticket.