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BJP MP Srinivas Prasad announces retirement from electoral politics


Team Udayavani, Aug 6, 2021, 12:26 PM IST

Mysuru: Chamarajanagar MP V Srinivas Prasad said on Friday that he will be retiring from electoral politics on his 75th birthday.

Srinivas Prasad announced his resignation during the book launch event of his 50-year old political career. A Dalit leader, he is a six-time Member of Parliament and two-time MLA and has served as Minister in both central and the state governments.

He said, “I have documented all my political ups downs in the book and I am completely satisfied with my political career. I will now happily retire from electoral politics. I had announced my retirement four years back but due to some political developments, I had contested the polls. I have still three years (term as MP) after that it is enough. I have faced 14 elections, I will retire.”

Prasad who was Revenue Minister in the Siddaramaiah- led Congress government, had resigned as party MLA from Nanjangud, after he was dropped from the Ministry.

He then joined the BJP in 2016, but unsuccessfully contested the subsequent bypolls for the seat in 2017.

He then contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha constituency from BJP and won the polls.

Prasad had also had his stint in JD(U) and had served as Union Minister of State, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government

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