Children of CM, Ramalinga Reddy, Muniyappa to get Congress ticket


Team Udayavani, Apr 12, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Three senior Congress leader’s children, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s son Dr Yathindra from Varuna, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy’s daughter Sowmya Reddy from Jayanagar and former Union Minister K H Muniyappa’s daughter Roopa Shashidhar from KGF, are probably going to get party ticket to challenge the upcoming assembly elections.

A senior congress leader said that, in spite of the fact that over twelve senior leaders have looked for the ticket for their children, the Congress high command has affirmed just three aspirants as they have nursed the constituencies for long and their odds of winning the polls are high.

The Congress screening committee headed by Madhusudhan Mistry is learnt to have rejected the plea by a few leaders saying that the party needs to offer tickets to different leaders in view of position blends. 

The screening committee likewise chose to leave it to the Central Election Committee (CEC) headed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi to settle on Siddaramaiah challenging from two Assembly portions, Chamundeshwari in Mysuru and Badami in Bagalkot. 

The announced plea by Karnataka Pradesh Congress president G Parameshwara to enable him to challenge from Koratagere (SC Reserved) in Tumakuru area and Pulakeshinagar (SC Reserved)) in Bengaluru has additionally been alluded to the CEC by the screening committee. 

The CEC will meet in the capital at 10 am on Friday and clear the list endorsed by the screening committee. Sources said that the party may report possibility for all the 224 seats in one go. 

A leader said that the party supposedly asked Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa to choose whether he or his son Sunil Bose will challenge from T Narasipura constituency. The party rejected Mahadevappa’s plea to field his son from Nanjangud by replacing sitting MLA Kalale Krishnamurthy. 

In spite of the fact that Law Minister T B Jayachandra looked for the ticket for his son Santosh from Chikkanayakanahalli in Tumakuru region, the party chose to field a leader of Yadava community to maintian position adjust as vast number of voters of that group live in Tumakuru and Chitradurga areas. 

From Karkala in Udupi locale, the gathering is probably going to field former MLA Gopal Bandari, a loyalist of former Chief Minister M Veerappa Moily. 

Regardless of Siddaramaiah demanding that all the sitting MLAs and new contestants ought to get the ticket, the gathering leaders left the choice on renominating N A Haris from Shantinagar and H Y Meti from Bagalkot to the CEC. While Haris’ son is in prison and Meti quit as Excise serve over a sex CD embarrassment. 

Leaders have additionally suggested the name of former MLA B Prasanna Kumar from Pulakeshinagar. Siddaramaiah has proposed the names of his secretary Bhimasenarao Shinde for Aurad and personal secretary Heera Naik for Mayakonda replacing sitting MLA B Shivamurthy Naik. The choice on these two seats were likewise left to the CEC.

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