Kannada actor Pooja Gandhi joined the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) of the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa here on Friday.

Ms. Gandhi’s fiancé Anand Gowda was also present. She resigned from the Janata Dal (Secular) earlier in the day.

Later, she told presspersons that she would contest the Assembly election on a KJP ticket. “I will decide on the constituency after consulting Mr. Yeddyurappa.”

Ms. Gandhi alleged that the JD(S) let her down in the wake of the critical comments against her by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ayanur Manjunath. “When the JD (S) did not come to my rescue, I began psychologically distancing myself from the party,” she said.

Ms. Gandhi said she would attend the KJP convention at Haveri on December 9.