The State unit of Janata Dal (Secular) suffered yet another setback with its State youth wing president Arvind M. Dalwai quitting the party along with his supporters on Friday.

Mr. Dalwai and his supporters have sent their letters of resignation to primary membership of the party to the party national president H.D. Deve Gowda.

Announcing this at a press conference here, Mr. Dalwai, a resident of Gokak town in Belgaum district, said he resigned the party with a heavy heart. Explaining reasons for his resignation, he said he joined the JD(S) following a promise of party ticket to contest from Arabhavi Assembly constituency in 2004 election by Mr. Deve Gowda. Believing him, he quit State government job but only to be deceived when Mr. Gowda went back on his promise. However, he was later appointed as party State youth president in 2007.

With H.D. Kumarswamy taking over the reins of State unit, several party leaders started feeling suffocated, he said.

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