Finally, CM to visit jinxed town today

Shettar choosing Chnagar at the fag end of his tenure has raised many eyebrows

People of Chamarajanagar are esctatic with Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar visiting the town on Wednesday  daring the deep rooted belief that ‘CM visiting the town will lose power’.

Chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who is at the fag end of his tenure, will be arriving in Chamarajanagar district on January 9. He will launch a slew of development programmes worth Rs 182 crore.

According to the CM’s itinerary, he would be arriving at Male Mahadeshwara hills at 9.10 am by helicopter. Later, he will launch works atop the hills and leave at 12 noon to thetown and inaugurate a building constructed by JSS educational institutions. He would be distributing benefits under various schemes to the eligible persons at a programme to be held at Dr B R Ambedkar stadium at 3 pm.

Stir

Members of various organisations had recently staged a stir opposing the visit of the chief minister to the city. The protestors claimed that there is a belief among the politicians that any chief minister or other ministers visiting the city would lose power immediately. The chief minister, who is at the end of his tenure should not visit the town as the ‘jinxed’ tag will continue, they stressed.

H D Kumaraswamy, the then chief minister had launched several programmes in 2007 during his visit to city. Later, the successive chief ministers B S Yeddyurappa, D V Sadanandagowda had visited Male Mahadeshwara hills, but had not visited the city. Hence, the visit of Shettar has created enthusiasm among the people of the district.

Backward

The residents claim that Chamarajanagar district is in the 25th place in human development index and the hesitancy of the netas in visiting the district has resulted in the district still being backward.

Veerendra Patil had visited the district when he was the chief minister to launch water project, but was made to step down from the post within a few days of his visit, which gave room for speculations and the city being permanently attached with the jinxed tag.
Later, S Bangarappa, M Veerappa Moily, H D Deve Gowda, J H Patel, S M Krishna and Dharam Singh did not visit the city after becoming the chief ministers.  But H D Kumaraswamy visited the city and launched several works, that too when he was at the end of his tenure.

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