“I had rather quit politics that join any other political party,” said the former Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on speculations about him joining the JD(S). Speaking to presspersons here on Friday, Mr. Gowda said, “I will not leave the BJP.” Mr. Sadananda Gowda hit out at his detractors and Karnataka Janata Paksha leader V. Dhananjay Kumar for reportedly spreading baseless rumours about him. — Staff Correspondent

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