State General Secretary BJP (28- 36) 1987 AnanthKumar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was given the responsibilities of state secretary BJP, State President of BJP yuva morcha followed by general secretary & National Secretary of the BJP. 1989 to 1994, saw the revival of the party’s fortunes under the leadership of Shri Yeddyurappa & AnanthKumar with a dedicated team of party workers. From a humble count of 2 seats & 2% of the votes polled in 1989, to an impressive tally of 36 seats & a vote share of 28%, in 1994 was a testimony to the team in Karnataka BJP. It was after this that Ananth became National Secretary of the BJP in 1995.