Retired IPS officer Jyoti Prakash Mirji, on Monday, joined the JDS party.
Former Chief Minister and JDS state president H.D. Kumaraswamy welcomed him to the party.
The Youth Janata Dal state president, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, former party president H.K. Kumaraswamy, and former minister Anil Lad, among others, have also expressed their support for Mirji’s inclusion in the party.