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Karnataka CM, PWD Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa in ‘sonrise’ quest

Published Jul 12, 2017, 3:39 am IST
Updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:53 am IST
PWD Minister Dr H.C. Mahadevappa with son Sunil Bose and the CM’s son Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah in a file photograph
 PWD Minister Dr H.C. Mahadevappa with son Sunil Bose and the CM’s son Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah in a file photograph

Bengaluru: To ensure a smooth debut for their sons in the 2018 Assembly polls, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and PWD Minister Dr H.C. Mahadevappa are silently doing the groundwork ahead of the polls.

Already, the CM has declared that his son, Dr Yatindra Siddaramaiah will contest from the Varuna seat which is currently held by him. Similarly, the PWD minister is silently promoting  his son, Sunil Bose as the  Congress candidate in Nanjangud replacing Mr Kalale Keshvamurthy who got elected in the recent by-polls. The state government had already started pumping in crores of rupees for development projects in Varuna and Nanjangud to ensure the victory of Dr Yatindra and Mr Sunil. Besides, both Mr Siddaramaiah and Dr Mahadevappa are spending more time to prepare the ground for their sons’ entry into Vidhana Soudha. Interestingly,  Mr Siddaramaiah and Dr Mahadevappa have got their sons appointed as chairmen of vigilance committees to select beneficiaries of housing schemes and also got them to 'officially hold review meetings with officials. This nomination came in handy for the duo  in the absence of their 'political mentors'. 

The CM had already made his intentions of seeking re-election from  Chamundeshwari, leaving Varuna for his son.

Sources close to Dr Mahadevappa told Deccan Chronicle that  sitting Nanjangud MLA, Kalale had been reportedly asked not to demand the ticket in the coming  elections it had been reserved for Mr Sunil.  Sources said Sunil is spending most of the time touring  Nanjangud  and meeting voters. It was said that he had a final say in finalizing the beneficiaries for state and central governments housing schemes.  The PWD minister is also reportedly renewing his old contacts in Nanjangud for the benefit of his son..

As far as Dr Yatindra is concerned, sources said the CM will get his son the ticket and  move to  Chamundeshwari in 2018. The CM had announced Rs 300 crore worth schemes for Varuna and Nanjangud and is personally monitoring them for  completion before December this year. 

After the demise of Rakesh Siddaramaiah last year, it had become inevitable for the CM to promote Dr Yatindra in state politics. 

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


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