Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 July 2015
News updated at 2:34 AM IST
Weather
Max: 19°C
Min : 32°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Parameshwara jittery as JD(S) makes inroads into his backyard

Bangalore: April 4, 2013 DHNews Service

 The surge of JD(S) in the Koratagere constituency in Tumkur district appears to have given jitters to KPCC president G Parameshwara.

Parameshwara has been camping in his home constituency of Koratagere since he returned from a week-long stay in Delhi to finalise the party candidates for the coming Assembly elections.

He, it is learnt, has already launched his campaign and started touring the nook and corner of the constituency in the last two days.

He campaigned in Holavanahalli hobli and surrounding areas on Tuesday and Wednesday. The State Congress chief, according to sources, does not want to take any chance in the coming polls in the wake of the  growing JD(S) strength in Koratagere.

So much so that he did not even attend the party’s crucial election campaign committee meeting held at KPCC office in Bangalore on Wednesday. The committee had met to chalk out a plan for the party’s campaign for the polls.

Moreover, though protests over the distribution of party tickets have rocked the party’s main office in the last few days, Parameshwara has not turned up at the office to pacify the aggrieved leaders and workers. Protests were held even on Wednesday. On the other hand, Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah is indisposed.

KPCC office staff, however, defended Parameshwara’s absence saying that his presence will only aggravate the issue and hence, he is keeping away from coming to the office. He will arrive once the party high command releases the list of candidates.

JD(S)’ strength



The JD(S) has been growing in strength in the last few years in Koratagere. Of the 14 seats in Koratagere Town Panchayat, the elections for which were held recently, the Congress and JD(S) won five seats each, the BJP two and independents two. The JD(S) had done better in the zilla and taluk panchayat elections held two years ago. Of the total four ZP seats in Korategere, the JD(S) had won three and the Congress one; and of the total 15 seats in taluk panchayat, the JD(S) had bagged 11 seats.
Results of these elections, sources said, have been the reasons for Parameshwara’s
worries.

For, they indicate that the Congress is weak in both the rural and the urban areas and the JD(S) is emerging stronger. The JD(S) is planning to field Sudhakar Lal in Koratagere, sources added.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) pays tribute to former President Abdul Kalam...

Students of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) pays tribute to former President Abdul Kalam...

People paying respects to the sand sculpture of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

People paying respects to the sand sculpture of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

The Indian national flag flies at half mast on the dome of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati..

The Indian national flag flies at half mast on the dome of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati..

Artist Ramzan Hussain makes a pencil sketch of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Artist Ramzan Hussain makes a pencil sketch of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

SSM School students during the condolence meeting of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

SSM School students during the condolence meeting of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

School children in tears as they light candles to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam..

School children in tears as they light candles to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam..

Sachin Tendulkar paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Sachin Tendulkar paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath on the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Pranab Mukherjee laying a wreath on the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Narendra Modi pays respect after the body of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

Narendra Modi pays respect after the body of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam...

Indian Air Force personnel pay their respects to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam...

Indian Air Force personnel pay their respects to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523