BJP chief and former Minister A. Manju shouldn’t be becoming a member of the Congress, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has stated.
Fielding reporters’ queries right here on Saturday, he stated Mr. Manju had neither sought to affix the Congress nor was the celebration admitting him.
It could be talked about right here that Mr. Manju’s son Mantar Gowda had been chosen because the Congress’ candidate for the following Legislative Council elections from the native our bodies’ constituency in Kodagu, fuelling speculations about Mr. Manju’s re-entry into the Congress.
Mr. Manju was the BJP candidate from the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency within the 2019 polls.
Quickly after Mr. Manju’s son was fielded because the Congress candidate, the BJP divested Mr. Manju of all his tasks within the celebration, together with his place because the celebration’s Mandya district in-charge.
Responding to a question on former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in search of JD (S) help within the elections to the Legislative Council from the native authorities’ constituencies, Mr. Siddaramaiah stated the BJP and JD (S) all the time had a “hidden understanding” in all elections, together with the current byelections.
Mentioning that the JD (S) had fielded its candidates solely in six constituencies, Mr. Siddaramaiah stated Mr. Yediyurappa had publicly sought JD (S) help.
On JD(S) transfer
To a query if the Congress would profit from the withdrawal of nomination by the JD(S) candidate in Kodagu, Mr. Siddaramaiah made it clear that his celebration wouldn’t search JD(S) help. “Now we have sufficient energy,” he stated earlier than including that the celebration would attempt its finest to win even in Kodagu, which was not a straightforward constituency for the Congress to win. “Kodagu shouldn’t be simple for us, however there’s a battle. We misplaced narrowly final time. We’ll attempt our greatest this time,” he stated.
Referring to his assembly with celebration leaders in Mysuru over the elections to the Legislative Council, Mr. Siddaramaiah stated celebration leaders had requested their supporters or the members of the gram panchayats recognized with Congress to forged solely a single vote in favour of the celebration candidate.
Although preferential voting sample was adopted within the elections, Congress supporters had been suggested to forged a single vote in favour of the celebration candidate, he added.