A day before the Karnataka High Court is slated to hear petitions by five Independents challenging their disqualification from the membership of the Legislative Assembly, a voter from Hiriyur on Thursday filed an affidavit stating that D. Sudhakar, their Independent MLA, had joined the BJP.
In his affidavit, the voter, Basavaraj, said Mr. Sudhakar was elected as an Independent from Hiriyur in the Assembly elections.
He said after the BJP formed the Government, Mr. Sudhakar joined the BJP and also participated in its functions.
He said he filed an application before the Speaker K.G. Bopaiah seeking to disqualify Mr. Sudhakar after he left the BJP and joined hands with a few other legislators.
The affidavit by Mr. Basavaraj is likely to come up for hearing before the court on Friday.