Popular Sandalwood producer K Manju is said to be trying to bag a ticket to contest from the Turuvekere Assembly constituency in the upcoming state elections. The elections are expected to be held sometime in April.
The Kannada producer wished to contest on a Congress ticket from the constituency. This is the same constituency in which actor Jaggesh contested and won on a Congress ticket, before moving to the BJP and becoming an MLC. It has not yet been confirmed if the Congress party will give a ticket to Manju.
Currently M T Krishnappa of the JDS is the MLA from Turuvekere. K Manju has expressed his desire to stand for elections from his hometown, Turuvekere, in the past. He had also organised glam events wherein many Sandalwood stars participated in a bid to woo the people of his constituency.