Chamarajanagara: Former Union Minister and Chamarajanagara MP V. Srinivas Prasad on Monday October 17 said that he will retire from politics when his current term in the Lok Sabha ends in 2024.
He said that he decided to quit politics due to poor health. Speaking at a public event in the District on Monday he said that when his current term as an MP end, he will complete 50 years in politics. He said that he has contested 14 elections, winning 11 of them in his political career.
Prasad was a Minister in the previous Siddaramaiah-led Congress administration and also served as a representative for the Nanjangud (reserved) assembly segment in Mysuru.
Prasad contested for the Nanjangud Assembly segment’s byelections in 2017 on a BJP ticket after being dropped from Siddaramaiah’s council of ministers in 2016.
He chose to retire from electoral politics after losing. However, the veteran politician faced pressure from his supporters to contest again. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he contested again and won.