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Siddharamaiah wants Mysuru Lok Sabha seat for Congress

Congress shortlists four candidates

Bengaluru:  With the coalition partners in the State Government — JD(S) and Congress, yet to finalise seat sharing for the Lok Sabha (LS) polls, CLP leader and former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has strongly opposed leaving the Mysuru-Kodagu seat to the JD(S).

At the Congress party Screening Committee meeting held here yesterday, Siddharamaiah insisted that the Congress keep the Mysuru seat for itself.

Pointing out that the JD(S) has never won the Mysuru LS seat, Siddharamaiah is said to have reminded the Congress leaders that the JS(S) failed to win the seat when it was in power in the State, with himself being the Deputy CM then. In such a situation, the Congress must not leave the seat to the JD(S), Siddharamaiah is said to have told the party leadership.

Congress shortlists four candidates

Meanwhile, the Congress, which is hoping to get the Mysuru-Kodagu seat for itself, is said to have shortlisted the names of four candidates for the seat.

The shortlisted candidates are former MP C.H. Vijayashankar, who joined the Congress ahead of last year’s Assembly polls, Mysuru District Congress President Dr.B.J. Vijaykumar, Congress Spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa  and former AICC Secretary Sooraj Hegde.

A Committee, which included KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao, former CM Siddharamaiah, Working President Eshwar Khandre, Deputy CM Dr.G. Parameshwara and Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and D.K. Shivakumar is said to have shortlisted the four candidates out of 12 ticket aspirants.


March 12, 2019

12 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Siddharamaiah wants Mysuru Lok Sabha seat for Congress”

  1. elizabeth shanthni says:

    congress will not get mysuru/kodgu seat, pratap sinha has done a good job here.

  2. Benami says:

    @elizabeth, I would not be surprised if you get a rebuttal from @rao, the anti-BJP stalwart! He hates Pratap Sinha!!!!

    • Rao says:

      correction, I am not anti BJP; I am anti hate mongers

      • Benami says:

        @rao you hate as much as anyone else. Your justification of your dislike/hatred of Pratap Sinha is telling.

        You seem to think Siddu and Viwanath are poor victims of vokkaliga machinations. After losing his Lokasabha seat, Viswanath wanted Siddu to give him a minsterial post in his cabinet. When that didn’t happen, he went on a rant about how he mentored Siddu, and helped him to get to where he was in the Congress Party. Eventually, he resigned from Congress. There is no love lost between Siddu and Viswanath despite both of them belonging to the same caste.

        There is not a single politician in Karnataka or esewhere who doesn’t practice castesim or communalism. The only thing they all have in common is that they all bend backwards to appease muslim vote bank.

        BTW, recently you accused somone of using your name. Are you the only person in all of Mysuru with the name “rao”? I think not!!

        • Rao says:

          I have my reasons to hate Prachara Simha like how u have reasons to love and adore him.
          If ‘Prachara’ was a skill then Simha and his master Modi are Picasso of it!

          • Benami says:

            @Rao, I don’t have any opinion on Pratap Sinha, and It doesn’t matter to me if he wins or looses.

            But I detest your phony superiority, and pretense of being a moderate. Basically you’re a pompous ass!

          • Rao says:

            hahaha I don’t care what u think.
            You are entitled to ur opinion but only expectation is to be civilized in your reply.

    • Citizen says:

      You look like a Benami Assthi of Yeddy and Shoba Akka. !!! ROFL

  3. Rao says:

    People tend to forget by how much Margin Pratap Simha won last time .
    Anyone who follows politics knows that Pratap Simha was won with help of Deve gowda. JDS fielded a dummy candidate in last election for the whole reason to defeat Vishwanath who at that time was vocal critic of Devegowda.
    Its an open secret that Pratap simha who was vokkaliga was given full support by Vokkaliga community in Mysore to take revenge on Sidaaramiah and Vishwanath who were know for their anti-vokkaliga stance.
    To prove the point more; Have u seen even a single statement by Pratap Simha on Devegowda or Kumarswamy? In fact if u go thru his timelines, he has praised them on few instances.

  4. Benami says:

    Hey @citizen you sound like Benami Asthi of Deve Gowda, HDK, HDR, Siddu and the rest! POS!!

  5. Rao says:

    Sincerely hope a gentleman like C.H.Vijayshankar gets elected this time from Royal City!

  6. Benami says:

    @Rao, You do care what I think of you, otherwise you would have ignored my comment!!!!

    You can hate Pratapsimha, and love Deve Gowda, Sonia/Siddu family as much as you want. The elections are coming, do something to unseat Pratapsimha instead of hating him. Same goes for Modi. Don’t get upset if they win!

    Just be true to yourself!
    Have a nice life!!

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