Vishwanath says he is Cong candidate from Mysore

 Mysore and Kodagu MP A H Vishwanath announced that he will be the Congress candidate for the next Lok Sabha elections too, ending speculations, here, on Sunday.

It can be recalled that Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of the late scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, was among the hopeful candidates of Congress from the constituency for the elections.

Addressing a press meet, he said, the All India Congress Committee and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee have decided to field sitting MPs to contest the elections, he said, indicating that himself and Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan will be Congress candidates.

Dismissing the prospects of a ‘RSS backed BJP’ in Karnataka, he said, the ‘Modi charm’ will not garner much votes for the BJP in the State.

 “The Aam Aadmi Party will also be not able to replicate the success they achieved in Delhi Assembly elections,” he predicted, saying that the political equations of Delhi is different from Karnataka.

On JD(S) claiming that it would win 15 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections, he mocked the party and said that the JD(S) should first ensure whether there were 15 prospective candidates in the State.

He said, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has contributed a lot to the country during two terms and has enacted some landmark laws. He expressed confidence that the UPA would retain power for the third term.

He requested the Chief Minister to form an expert committee for ‘marketing intervention’ and to sort out the problem of ‘price’ faced by farmers in the State. Any crop, grown by a farmer in the State, must get scientific price, he added.

On unlicensed tobacco growers in the region, he said, the Tobacco Board has decided to buy tobacco grown by unlicensed farmers also.

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