The controversy over the Karnataka Janata Paksha’s selection of candidates took its toll with the resignation of district party president Anil Sarur from his post.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, Mr. Sarur said he resigned because of the “undemocratic” style of functioning of party leader Mohan Limbikai, who will contest from the Hubli-Dharwad West Assembly constituency.

Mr. Limbikai’s interference in the selection had led to unnecessary confusion in Dharwad and Navalgund, he said. Mr. Sarur said the party workers wanted KJP State general secretary Rajendra Gokhale as the candidate for Hubli-Dharwad West segment. However, Mr. Limbikai had misled party chief B.S. Yeddyurappa to get the party ticket, he said.