It looks like Kannada superstar Upendra, who wanted to upset political equations in the state assembly election has finally decided to not take risk. He has reportedly decided to join BJP, the party which he is said to be comfortable with. It is said that he is facing a serious rebellion within his own party. Many of his party colleagues have come out against him, calling him a dictator. There is also talk of him quitting the party, he founded a few months ago, to avoid further embarrassment.
Upendra is likely to join the BJP on Tuesday by quitting or dissolving his party. His followers feel that he has already given enough hints and may finally go with Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he idolizes.
As we all know, Upendra had founded a political party called Prajakeeya, a few months ago. It was loosely based on the AAP ideology and had promised to weed out corruption and nepotism from the society. After the much hyped launch of the party, there was no activity at all, triggering a lot of speculation over his next move. Some had even stated that Upendra’s party launch was a gimmick and he actually had no interest in making it a political force.
On Monday, Shivakumar, vice president of Prajakeeya attacked Upendra and said he was behaving like a dictator and was busy promoting his wife and brother.
“Upendra may be a big film star. But he is acting like a dictator. He is not ready to take us into confidence. He says that all the tickets will be decided by him and listens to no one. He is putting family ahead of party. Elections are just two months away. We don’t even have a manifesto or action plan ready,” he said in anger.
There was a heated argument between many leaders and Upendra at his party’s national committee meeting two days ago. On Sunday, Upendra had tweeted that March 6th would be his Agni Pareeksha Day.
It is being said that BJP, which was not happy with Upendra’s new party had approached him to be part of their party in past. However with Upendra forming new party, they were not happy, as they were scared that they will lose their vote bank to Upendra’s party. Therefore BJP leader Ananth Kumar has been in talks with Upendra. It is also being said hat Amit Shah, who was in Bengaluru recently has also spoken to Upendra over phone and had requested him to join BJP.
And now it looks like Upendra will finally join BJP. If he joins BJP, this will surely benefit BJP, as Upendra’s ideas and thoughts will help the party.