Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Many Congress workers, including three former corporators, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday, in the presence of the former Minister, K.S. Eshwarappa, at a function here.

M.C. Chikkanna, who is a three-time Congress corporator, former corporators M.M. Jayasheela and Vanaja joined the party with their supporters. Mr. Eshwarappa welcomed the leaders with garlands and shawls.

Earlier, they, accompanied by BJP activists, came in a procession from 101 Ganapathi Temple in Agrahara to the function venue.

Former Minister G.T. Deve Gowda, former MLA A. Ramdas, MLC Tontadarya and several BJP corporators were present.