Mysuru: – Newly appointed Minister S.R. Mahesh, who won from K.R. Nagar Assembly segment of the district was accorded a warm welcome upon his first visit to the city, yesterday after becoming the Minister.
As soon as Mahesh reached the Toll Gate on Mysuru-Bengaluru Road, hundreds of his followers who had gathered at the spot, gave him a warm reception by garlanding him and bursting crackers.
Speaking on the occasion, S.R. Mahesh said that he was an MLA from K.R. Nagar and he has been a resident of the city for years.
Stating that he was elated with the reception that he has got in his home town, the Minister maintained that he had not demanded a specific portfolio.
Pointing out that he will be satisfied with whatever portfolio he gets, the Minister thanked the voters for electing him.
Traffic on the ever-busy Myusru-Bengaluru Highway was disrupted for some time as hundreds of people gathered near the Toll Gate to welcome the new Minister.
Mayor Bhagyavathi, Deputy Mayor Indira, City JD(S) President K.T. Cheluvegowda, former Mayors R. Lingappa and M.J. Ravikumar and others were present.