Mysuru, September 26:- Congress party is preparing for the Hunsur by-election which will be held on October 21. Former MLA HP Manjunath is likely to try his luck on a Congress ticket if at all he is asked to contest.
As there is not much time left to file nomination and campaign, the political parties are in a hurry to announce their candidates. Manjunath is all set to contest again from Congress. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) is expected to officially announce the names of the candidates anytime.
Manjunath, who is a follower of former chief minister Siddaramaiah, is expected to file nomination on September 30. Siddaramaiah, it is believed, is making all preparations to ensure Manjunath’s victory and is expected to campaign on October 4. (MR/KS)