Defying the electoral association between the coalition companions below which Tumkur was once allocated to the JD(S), sitting Congress MP S P Muddahanumegowda filed his papers.
85 year-old Gowda submitted his papers on the deputy commissioner’s place of business in Tumkur within the presence of deputy leader minister G Parameshwara of the Congress and different leaders.
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Talking after submitting his nomination, Gowda referred to as on staff of each the Congress and JD(S) to paintings unitedly to struggle the “communal BJP”.
Asking staff of each events to put out of your mind the rift between them previously, he mentioned, “we’ve got united now and shaped the coalition executive in Karnataka and let’s accept this election additionally in combination.”
” … let’s end up the small incidents between us which can be being projected as giant are incorrect and we will be able to paintings in combination in all of the 28 seats … ” he added.
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Gowda, who had given the Hassan Lok Sabha seat that he has been representing to his grandson Prajwal Revanna, selected Tumkur over Bangalore North seat.
Alternatively, Muddahanumegowda filed his nomination dressed in the Congress birthday celebration’s shawl and mentioned he nonetheless has religion about getting a price tag from his birthday celebration.
“I am submitting my nomination because the Congress candidate … I am not submitting the nomination for a laugh, I am a Member of Parliament from Tumkur and I am contesting” he advised journalists forward of submitting his nomination.
Responding to a query about Congress reportedly providing Bangalore North price tag to him, he mentioned, “I am a Member of Parliament from Tumkur, I do not have powers to contest from any place, I must no longer do it additionally.
I am not a large chief to contest from any place … what must I do going to Bangalore North?”
“The following day is the ultimate date for submitting nomination, I nonetheless have religion … anything else would possibly occur any time in politics. There may be time until 3pm the next day, I can wait,” he mentioned to a question about his transfer in case the Congress does no longer give him a price tag.
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The JD(S), which had were given 8 tickets, om Monday conceded Bangalore North seat to the Congress that had secured 20 of the full of 28 seats within the deal.
In the meantime, in step with stories, Okay N Rajanna, every other Congress chief and previous MLA, has additionally filed his nomination on Monday from Tumkur as an impartial candidate.
Requested about Rajanna’s nomination, Muddahanumegowda mentioned he was once no longer acutely aware of it.
As quickly because the seat sharing was once introduced, Muddahanumegowda, along side the deputy leader minister, who’s from Tumkur, had asked JD(S) to offer the seat again to Congress, amid simmering discontent throughout the birthday celebration’s native management about ceding the seat to the alliance spouse.
That they had additionally asked the Congress top command to renegotiate the seat with the JD(S), because the grand previous birthday celebration had previous determined that all of the sitting contributors, together with Muddahanumegowda from Tumkur, gets the price tag.
On the other hand, Parameshwara had later mentioned they had been ok if Deve Gowda himself contests from Tumkur.
BJP has fielded G S Basavaraj as its candidate from Tumkur.
In step with resources, JD(S) bagged Tumkur seat after laborious bargaining with the Congress because the birthday celebration didn’t concede Mysore, every other seat it had demanded, because of sturdy resentment from CLP chief Siddaramaiah, as it’s his house turf.
Mysore and Tumkur each come below previous Mysuru area, the place the Vokkaliga group, noticed as a powerful vote financial institution of the JD(S), is dominant.
Congress too has substantial presence there.
If Muddahanumegowda contests from Tumkur as a rebellion candidate, it’s going to upload to the Congress-JD(S) coalition worries because the alliance is dealing with backlash at a number of puts, together with Mandya and Hassan, with birthday celebration staff are unsatisfied with the seat preparations.
For the coalition to emerge as an impressive opposition to the BJP and win extra choice of seats, it will be significant for the Congress to switch its votes to JD(S) and vice-versa, together with in Mandya.