“Revenue and District In-charge Minister Srinivas Prasad is not upset with the selection of my name to the South Graduates’ constituency but he is obviously upset with the process of selecting my candidature. He is happy and has extended his support to me,” said Congress candidate for the South Graduates’ constituency, Dr Ravindra.
Mysore District Journalists’ Association on Wednesday organised a media interaction programme with the candidates contesting the South Graduates’ constituency. Replying to a question that the minister Srinivas Prasad is upset over his candidature, Dr Ravindra said, “Srinivas Prasad is a senior politician of the party and one of the prominent political leaders. I have lot of respect for him and he has extended his support to me.”When
When independent candidate and writer Prof K S Bhagawan was asked whether he is participating in the election to damage the Congress, he said, “I do not belong to any party and even not happy with the performance of these parties in the state and the central governments. I am contesting this election as an independent candidate. I sought advice from 1,000 voters spread over four districts during my tour and out of them, 998 suggested I should contest. I am following their words. Our Constitution has also quoted a few fundamental duties which promote rationalism, develop scientific thinking and humanism. Today we hardly see people doing their duties. If I am elected, I will spread this message and work for the development of scientific temper.”
BJP candidate V Ravishankar said he will work for the welfare of all the graduates and government offices in his region and will uplift to implement Kumar Nayak Committee report. JD(S) candidate K T Srikante Gowda blamed the BJP that the committee report was put on hold during the BJP tenure in the state as their party leader Vishweshwara Kageri interfered and opposed its implementation.
When Dr Ravindra was asked whether he would support the mass protest by the police, he said, “I extend my support to the police personnel who are staging a mass protest against harassment by senior officers but I request them to stage the protest once the elections are over.”
MDJA President K Deepak, Lokesh Babu and others were present.