HDK continues roadshow in Chamundeshwari

Mysuru: For the second day running, JD(S) state president and former chief minister lead the roadshow in segment – where chief minister Siddaramaih is contesting the election from — on Sunday, as part of the party’s campaign to cover all 33 villages in the segment.
JD(S) workers, local leaders numbering in the hundreds attended the roadshow, which kicked off at Lingabudhi Palya at the southern end of the city. Flanked by the party candidate in an open-top vehicle, Kumaraswamy made an impassioned plea to the voters lining the roads of the segment.

Starting off from Lingabudhi Palya, the roadshow passed through Srirampura Gate, Udbur, Murudagalli, Doora, Dodda Katuru, Taluru, Sindhuvalli, Chikka Kanya, Dodda Kanya and Bandipalya near the Mysuru-Nanjangud highway. The cavalcade subsequently proceeded from Hosahundi near Chamundi Hills, reaching Siddalingapura and Kalasthavadi near the Mysuru-Bengaluru highway, and ending at Ballahalli near Bogadi Road.

Youngsters display Congress flags during roadshow

However, the roadshow was not without event, when around 20 youngsters at Marballi village, which falls under the Jayapura gram panchayat, displaying Congress flags and raising slogans against Kumaraswamy led to tense moments. Not pleased with the act, local JD(S) leaders and workers started abusing the youngsters, before cops stepped in to disperse the crowd and brought the situation under control.

Moksha to

Kumaraswamy said that the party had announced candidates candidates for 126 constituencies in the first list, and for an additional 20 in the second list. “The final list of candidates will probably be out by April 17,” he said.

Stating that the JD(S) was not concerned about Siddaramaiah’s plans on fighting the assembly elections from two segments, he added, “JD(S) is not worried about Siddaramaiah contesting from one or two constituencies. We are contesting in all 224 segments, and our target is to win 113 seats.”

Responding to reports that Siddaramaiah could be fighting from Chamundeshwari alone, Devegowda said, “Chamundeshwari constituency gave Siddaramaiah political birth and rebirh. In this election, Siddaramaiah will get ‘Moksha’ from the constituency.”

‘Devegowda could be next district in-charge minister’

In the course of the roadshow, Kumaraswamy had some good news for GT Devegowda. Kumaraswamy informed the people that Devegowda would be appointed the Mysuru district in-charge minister if the JD(S) were voted to power. “He will be the equivalent of a CM in Mysuru,” Kumaraswamy said. A visibly ecstatic Devegowda broke into a dance on hearing the announcement. Kumaraswamy’s announcement comes against the backdrop of Devegowda voicing apprehensions over the former CM growing too close to the latter’s rivals in the district, such as KR Nagar MLA Sa Ra Mahesh.

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