Mysuru, March 30:-“We were against giving MLC ticket to Sandesh Nagaraj but we gave a ticket to Sandesh brothers respecting the words of MLA Sa Ra Mahesh. After winning, he said he won because of his charisma. Why would we give a ticket to him?” said Janata Dal (S) state president and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy at a press meet held at a private hotel in the city on Thursday.
“We know what people have done in the district. We know what Sandesh has contributed to the party. He had told that a Mysurean will become chief minister in Vidhana Parishat. We have given tickets studying the winning possibilities in Mysuru. They said Sa Ra Mahesh is the reason behind them missing the ticket. Earlier, they got a ticket because of Sa Ra Mahesh. Now Sa Ra has become a villain tor them. He was giving a message to the Congress leaders during the Mayoral election. We will release the second list of candidates soon,” Kumaraswamy said. (KS, MR)