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After weeks of hypothesis, JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda had introduced his choice to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Tumkur in Karnataka towards BJP’s GS Basavaraj. He had previous expressed doubts about contesting the polls.
Gowda who’s the incumbent MP from the Hassan Lok Sabha seat, gave it to his grandson Prajwal Revanna and selected Tumkur over the Bangalore North seat.
Hassan has remained unflinchingly dependable to JD(S) since 1991, barring the 1999 elections the place Gowda misplaced to former minister G Puttaswamy Gowda (Congress) by means of over 1.47 lakh votes. This was once quickly after he stepped down as high minister.
The JD(S) patriarch stated he’s contesting from Tumkur at the call for of many Congress and JD(S) leaders, consistent with NDTV.
Gowda stated, “I’ve labored as a Lok Sabha MP for 29 years, that’s why I had stated I gained’t contest elections”.
However “Farooq Abdullah, Mamata Banerjee, Ghulam Nabi Azad and plenty of leaders, together with my buddies, steered that I contest,” he was once quoted as pronouncing within the NDTV document.
Tumkur was once allocated to JD(S) as a part of an alliance association between the 2 companions.
It was once a Congress stronghold from 1952 to 1989, until it misplaced floor to the BJP.
Tumkur comes under old Mysuru region, the place the Vokkaliga neighborhood, observed as a powerful vote financial institution of the JD(S), is dominant. Congress too has really extensive presence there.
State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, consistent with The Indian Express, thinks Tumkur will probably be a difficult combat.
(With PTI inputs)