Mahadevappa not ruling out contesting from Nanjangud

Mar 8, 2018

Mysuru: Amid reports that the Mysuru district in-charge minister HC Mahadevappacould be fielded from a Bengaluru constituency, the minister on Monday indicated that he was not contemplating to contest the polls outside the district.
Mahadevappa, also the minister for public works, did not rule out the possibility of contesting from Nanjangud thereby paving the way for his son Sunil Bose to contest from T Narasipur, which is the constituency he represents now. These developments assumed significance in the wake of some of the minister’s supporters approaching chief minister Siddaramaiah, requesting the latter to field Mahadevappa from Nanjangud.
 “I am here, and will remain here,” Mahadevappa told reporters during an informal session at the Mysuru Airport on Monday. Queried if he was mulling over contesting from Bengaluru or Mysuru, he said, “At the end of the day, one has to return home. I am here always.”
Mahadevappa, however, did not unequivocally rule out the possibility of contesting from Nanjangud. A native of Haadinaaru in Nanjangud taluk, Mahadevappa said that he was contemplating fighting the polls from the segment.
Appealing to the Cm to field Mahadevappa from Nanjangud, his followers said, “Ahead of the Nanjangud bypoll, Mahadevappa brought in crores of rupees to the segment for development. But the incumbent MLA Kalale Keshavamurthy is not taking everyone along with him. If the party is to retain the segment, Mahadevappa must be fielded here.” However, the CM refrained from commenting on the request.

Meanwhile, Mahadevappa’s son is reported to be eyeing the T Narasipura segment, and there are reports of Mahadevappa switching to the CV Raman Nagar segment in Bengaluru.

Muda site allotment postponed to Saturday

The allotment process of sites developed by the Mysore Urban Development Authority at Laithadrinagar, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has now been postponed to Saturday. Muda commissioner PS Kantharaju on Monday said that CM Siddaramaiah was scheduled to draw the lot, and allot site numbers to beneficiaries on Tuesday. However, the CM’s engagements in the city have been pushed to Saturday. The CM, who was scheduled to stay in the city for two days cut it short and left for New Delhi to discuss recent political developments with the Congress High Command.