Mandya: Claiming that his family had never indulged in vindictive politics, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and the Janata Dal (Secular) candidate for the Mandya parliamentary constituency, refused to comment on independent candidate Ms Sumalatha Ambareesh's allegation that the CM was targeting her supporters.
Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Nikhil said his father was too busy in developmental works and did not have time to think about such issues. “She (Sumalatha) has been making vague allegations against my family from the day she entered the Mandya fray and she continues to do it even after polling. I have not reacted to her allegations and I will not in future," he said.
Nikhil also said he had received an opportunity to visit every village in the constituency to understand the problems of villagers and that had helped him a lot. Asserting that he had fought the parliament election with the support of both Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) leaders and workers, he said he would not like to comment on reports that Mandya Congress leaders had stayed away from the joint campaign.
With polling over, everyone was waiting for May 23 when the Lok Sabha results would be announced. "I am confident of winning by a big margin", he added.
Nikhil also said he was scouting for a suitable piece of land for agriculture and a plot to build a house in Mandya. With the polling over just last week, it would take him a few months to do everything he wanted in the constituency, he said adding that he would stay in Mandya among the people after the declaration of results....