Gundlupet – Stating that he had not expected defeat, Gundlupet BJP candidate C.S. Niranjan Kumar has said that despite his third defeat, he would continue to stay among the voters of the constituency. Speaking to press persons after the announcement of the by-poll result here this afternoon, Niranjan Kumar said that he would first thank the voters for giving him nearly 80,000 votes.
Stating that he was all the more disappointed as all the efforts of State BJP leaders to ensure his victory in the by-poll went in vain, Niranjan Kumar said that he would continue his efforts for addressing the problems in the constituency. Asserting that he would be undeterred by the defeat, he said that he would honour the electorates’ choice.
When asked whether money had played a major role in his defeat, Niranjan Kumar said that the distribution of money by the Congress has played a crucial role in his defeat. However, he would bow to the decision of the electorate. Niranjan Kumar said and added that he would introspect on the real reasons for his defeat.