Congress mulling on fielding Yaduveer from Mysuru in Lok Sabha polls?

Bengaluru: Even as the State Coalition Government partners — JD(S) and Congress — are yet to conclude seat sharing talks for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress is said to be mulling on fielding Royal Family Titular Head Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar from Mysuru-Kodagu Constituency as the party candidate.

AICC President Rahul Gandhi, who is said to be keen on bringing the royal family member into the party fold, reportedly held talks with former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah during the meeting between the two leaders (Rahul and Siddu) at the Parliament Hall in New Delhi recently.

During the course of the meeting, Rahul is said to have asked Siddharamaiah to contest the Lok Sabha polls. But Siddu is said to have declined to contest, saying that he would extensively campaign for Congress candidates across the State and strive for their victory. Rahul Gandhi then is said to have asked the former CM to convince Yaduveer to contest as the Congress candidate from Mysuru-Kodagu LS seat. But Siddharamaiah, maintaining that Yaduveer had no interest in entering politics, urged Rahul Gandhi not to leave Mysuru seat to JD(S) while also asserting that it will be his (Siddu) responsibility to ensure the win of Congress candidate.  

However, Rahul is said to have advised Siddharamaiah not to leave any chances of bringing Yaduveer into the party fold. Siddharamaiah, who is strongly against a Congress-JD(S) tie up for the Lok Sabha polls, is said to have unwillingly agreed to Rahul Gandhi’s plan for contesting the LS polls jointly with the JD(S) so as to effectively take on the BJP.

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  • Our Prince doesn't need a supporting stand. He is doing well by himself and promoting the cause of our State. I pray he doesn't fall prey to these petty parties.
    Likes of HH Yadhuveera, Upendhra, Capt. Gopinath and numerous such right thinking folks should contest by themselves or by forming an informal tie up and work for the state. I hope to see them nurture our State's language, environment, culture and ensure jobs to our meritorious youth.
    Jai Karnataka Jai Kannada

    • YES OUR PRINCE SHOULD JUMP INTO POLITICS IN THE INTEREST OF THE STATE AND THE COUNTRY AND GIVE A FULLY SUPPORTING HAND TO HON.MODIJI.

      DO NOT EVER JOIN HANDS SWITH THE UGLY JDS AND IDIOT CONGRES PARTY. WHO ARE UPTO TO SNATCHYOUR GOLDEN THROWN ALSO. THERE IS HISTORY OF THIS SAME IDIOIT SIDDU TRYING TO SNATCH THE THROWN.

  • Please please leave our proud kannada royal family alone .don't drag them to politics.respect them and honour them and treasure them for time to come no other royal family has done what our late Wodeiar kings have done in every feild hospital s dams schools electricty.the list is unending.please they have given enough to society.please let them live in peace . political parties stay away .pure kannada blood let it be pure .politics is poison

  • Prince? Royalty was abolished after independence. He is a commoner. If he has any brains, he should keep away from politics. But...

  • Its not the good old days where in it was a cake walk win if anyone stands from Royal Family.
    So its better to be in Maharaja illusion rather than to jump into Electoral Politics

  • I think he should join BJP! We already have a Clown prince in Congress! He is the Clown prince for all states and center! You can't have more than one.