Mysuru, April 6:- Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that he will contest the Karnataka Assembly elections from Chamundeshwari Constituency as he has a long relationship with the people of the constituency.
He was speaking after inaugurating a meeting of Vokkaliga supporters of Congress at Sri Ranga Community Centre here on Friday.
“I have been campaigning for various parties since 1978 in Chamundeshwari Constituency. I am not in touch with Chamundeshwari Constituency because of caste. I share a good relationship with the people in the constituency since 40 years. I have not misused the power. My political life is an open book. I have fulfilled all the promises made in my six budgets,” Siddaramaiah said.
“I am the Congress candidate for Chamundeshwari Constituency. I am thankful to all those who have organised this meeting. You all have come here to support me. I have campaigned for Janata Party, JD(S) and now Congress. I won several times and I lost a few times. Anna Bhagya is not limited to any caste. Children of all castes are getting free milk. Anila Bhagya is for everyone. Then where did I do caste politics? I am also asked to contest from north Karnataka. But I will contest from Chamundeshwari Constituency,” he added.
“Mysuru was not developed before I came. On assuming power, I have worked for the development of Mysuru city. I am sure of people supporting me,” the Chief Minister opined.
Former MLA Sathyanarayana Gowda said that rumours are being spread as Vokkaligas are not supporting Siddaramaiah and the convention is being organised to prove them wrong.
Mavinahalli Siddegowda and others were present. (KS, NGB)