Bantwal: Sundara Devinagara, secretary of Panemangaluru Block Congress in Bantwal constituency,quit the Congress to join the BJP in the morning on \Saturday. BJP leader U Rajesh Naik, who will be contesting against minister B Ramanath Rai from Bantwal, received Sundara by handing over a party flag to him at a function at BC Road.
However, a few hours after Sundara joined the BJP, another programme was organized by the Congress in Mani, to bring him back to the party fold. Hence, Sundara returned to the Congress by evening.
Congress leaders including Prakash Shetty Thumbe welcomed Sundara at a programme organized by the party’s Mani area committee. The reason for this is not known yet.