LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: INDIA DECIDES

Nation Politics 15 Mar 2019 Pressure on Dr Yathi ...

Pressure on Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah, son to fight from Mysuru-Kodagu

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHILPA P
Published Mar 15, 2019, 3:31 am IST
Updated Mar 15, 2019, 4:28 am IST
Son of a farmer from Boothnalli in Periyapatna taluk, Mr Vijaykumar calls himself a progressive farmer.
Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah
 Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah

Mysuru: Now that the Mysuru-Kodagu constituency has been retained by the Congress in its seat-sharing arrangement with the Janata Dal (S), pressure is now mounting on  former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to contest from it or field  his son, Dr S Yathindra from it.  But although Mr Siddaramaiah reportedly fought for Mysuru remaining with the Congress , Dr Yathindra  ruled out the possibility of either his father or he contesting the coming Lok Sabha poll.

Meanwhile, two term MP from the constituency, C H Vijayshankar, 63,  who hails from the Kuruba community that Mr Siddaramaiah also belongs to, is once again hoping to get the ticket as is the head of the district Congress committee,  B J Vijakumar, 40,  a Vokkaliga.

 

 Son of a farmer from Boothnalli in Periyapatna taluk, Mr Vijaykumar calls himself a progressive farmer. " I understand the problems of the farmers and  can respond to their problems better. Having been part of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) of the Congress, I have participated in several students movements and so I understand the youth too," he says, spelling out his eligibility for the ticket.

Mr Brijesh Kalappa from the Kodava community and Devraj Urs's grandson, Sooraj Hegde from the backward classes community are also  reportedly eyeing a ticket from the constituency.

The KPCC screening committee has passed on the names of all four aspirants to the AICC screening committee, according to sources.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mysore




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