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Sushma Swaraj opposes BSR Congress' merger with BJP

Posted on Mar 06 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 6 : BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Thursday opposed any merger or tie up with BSR Congress, a party floated by an aide of the Reddy brothers of Bellary.

"I am opposed to the BSR alliance or merger with BJP in Karnataka...I have conveyed to (party president) Rajnath Singh in writing that BJP must not permit this," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Two of the Reddy brothers, Somasekhara Reddy and G. Janardhan Reddy, had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party after their arrest in the mining scam.

The BSR Congress was then floated under the leadership of B.Sriramulu, their confidante and former Karnataka minister in 2012 to take on the BJP.

Karunakar Reddy the third brother, did not leave BJP.

Sriramulu had Wednesday announced that his party was merging with the national party over two years after he had quit outfit.

"I have decided to rejoin BJP because people of the country want to see Narendra Modi as prime minister," Sriramulu had said.

Sushma Swaraj also said she opposed entry of former union minister and Congress leader Venod Sharma into Haryana Janhit Party (HJC), which is in alliance with the BJP.

"I am strongly opposed to this. I have conveyed my views to (HJC chief) Kuldeep Bishnoi. Venod Sharma set to join HJC," she tweeted.

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