Mysuru: As if to prove a point, the Congress, on Sunday held a massive rally in Nanjangud, the constituency of Srinivas Prasad, former minister who severed all tied with the national party expressing contempt against the CM.
The CM himself led a rally at APMC premises on Hullahalli road where over 10,000 people took part. The rally is being termed as a mere ‘power show’ by the Congress as Nanjangud is running into a by-poll soon, after sitting MLA Srinivas Prasad resigned from the post.
Among those who attended rally included the prominent members and senior leaders in the congress party including home minister Parameshwar, district minister HC Mahadevappa, KPCC Working president Dinesh Gundu Rao, Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait and Chamarajanagar Member of Parliament Dhruvanarayan.
The election for the proposed vacant Nanjangud assembly constituency will be held in few months. For Siddaramaiah who is said to have sacked Srinivas Prasad from the cabinet without bringing it to the notice of Srinivas Prasad for which he resigned from the party and also from MLA, the Nanjangud by-election will be a big challenge. Keeping this in mind, by bringing many leaders to rally, Siddaramaiah has already started his by-election campaign at Nanjangud. He also mentioned that the candidate for Nanjangud by election is yet to be decided, the party high command will take a final decision on the same. On the occasion, Roshan Baig who also spoke called HC Mahadevappa as future chief minister of the state.
Earlier, speaking to reporters and answering a query on Srinivas Prasad’s next political move and possibilities of him joining the BJP, the CM said that it is none of his concern and that he is not bothered as to which party Srinivas Prasad joins as the latter is no more a Congressman.
Reacting to BS Yeddyurappa’s statement that many Congress MLAs and leaders from North Karnataka will be joining the BJP, the CM said that BSY has only spread lies throughout his political career and that no Congress leader will be joining the BJP.
With regard to the steel bridge in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said that 73 per cent people are in favour of the project.