Voting from 7 am to 5 pm at 11 booths; Counting on Feb. 11
Mysuru/Mysore: With the bypolls for MCC Ward 18 (Yadavagiri) just five days away (Feb.9), the public campaigning by the three major political parties — BJP, Congress and JD(S) — has picked up momentum.
The BJP has fielded B.V. Ravindra while the JD(S) has fielded Swamy and the Congress R. Ravindra Kumar.
The bypolls has been necessitated after BJP Corporator Guru Vinayak, who was elected in the 2018 MCC polls, was disqualified over fake certificate issue. The Ward has been reserved for ST Category.
On Monday, Chamaraja BJP MLA L. Nagendra campaigned for the party candidate B.V. Ravindra at Manjunathapura, where there are nearly 3,000 voters.
Nagendra undertook a door-to-door campaign in the locality and appealed the voters to elect the BJP candidate.
Corporators M.U. Subbaiah and Pramila, leaders Ramanna, Mahesh, Srivatsa, K. Madesh, Kavita, Shivanna, Somashekar Raju and others were present.
City JD(S) President K.T. Cheluvegowda and former Mayor R. Lingappa campaigned for party candidate Swamy at Manjunathapura by taking out a padayatra. JD(S) leaders Manjunath, M.N. Ramu, Srinivasgowda, Vinay, Boregowda and others took part.
Former Deputy Mayor Pushpavalli, leader Kavish Gowda and other Congress leaders undertook a door-to-door campaign for Congress candidate Ravindra Kumar at Yadavagiri and Bamboo Bazar.
Party leaders Venkatesh, Kumar, Basavaraju, Ramesh, Manjula and others were present during the campaign.