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Will Shankarpatil Munenkoppa Confirm His Political Transition?

KIMSShankar Patil Munenkoppa 2nd from the left ( File photo)

Hubballi: All attention is focused on Shankarpatil Munenkoppa as speculation swirls regarding a potential switch in his political allegiance.

The former BJP leader is poised to put an end to the recent flurry of rumors by addressing the media today. He aims to provide clarity and address the questions that have arisen, particularly regarding his rumored shift to the Congress party.

Munenkoppa is seen as a follower of former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar. Notably, sources said that there has been ongoing contact between Munenkoppa and the Congress party.

Reports suggest that the Congress party is contemplating nominating him as their candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. Minister Santosh Lad, has indicated the potential inclusion of Munenkoppa and former MLA SI Chikkangoudar into the party’s ranks.

In the midst of these developments, Navalgund MLA NH Konaraddi has expressed his lack of awareness regarding Shankarpatil’s possible switch. However, he revealed that approximately 15-16 leaders are anticipated to join the Congress party in the near future.

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