Bagalakote: Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should not contest from any Constituency other than Badami. Badami and Guledagudda Block Congress leaders have warned that if Siddu leaves their Constituency, they will go to his residence and consume poison.
Speaking in a press conference, Badami Block Congress President Hanamanthagowda Yakkappa, Guledagudda Block President Sanjeeva Baragundi, other leaders Holabasu Shettar and M. B. Hangaragi and others said, In the last four-and-a-half years after being elected from Badami Constituency, he has brought in more than Rs. 4,000 Crore into the Constituency. In all, Rs. 230 Crore for drinking water scheme for Badami and 18 other villages, Rs. 550 Crore for Kerur Lift Irrigation Project, Rs. 550 Crore for road, drain, lake filling project, etc. among others.
He has also proposed to bring projects worth Rs. 2,000 Crore to the sector. We have come ahead 30 years in terms of development. He should contest again from our Constituency. The field should not be left for any reason, otherwise, we will take sit-in protest in front of his residence in Bengaluru. We would not hesitate to drink poison if the occasion arose, he added.