Vishwanath should disclose his achievements: JD(S) MLA

 District JD(S) leaders, on Wednesday, launched a tirade against sitting MP from Mysore-Kodagu Lok Sabha constituency, A H Vishwanath, and demanded that he disclose his contributions.

Speaking at a press meet, K R Nagar MLA Sa Ra Mahesh accused Vishwanath of taking the people of the constituency for a ride, by promising projects he could not deliver. “Prior to the last elections, he had promised a railway link between Mysore and Madikeri, which remains unfulfilled. He could not allot land for the railway medical college that was sanctioned for Mysore,” he said.

He should reveal the details of the projects or programmes that were sanctioned to the region due to his efforts, Mahesh demanded.

Commenting on the statements made by Vishwanath, that Jaffer Sharief was like his father and would not contest from the constituency, he said, Vishwanath should stop such childish statements and reveal his contributions. “Moreover, if a father-son relation exists between the duo, then Vishwanath should desist from contesting against his father figure,” he quipped.

MLA G T Devegowda, expressed confidence that JD(S), by fielding Jaffer Sharief, will win the polls. “Prior to the elections, BJP suffered a major setback. In Congress, there is no unity, which will pave way for a JD(S) victory,” he said.

With Sharief declared as the party candidate from the constituency, several Congress leaders have talked to him over phone and have rendered their support, he said.

Responding to queries regarding the delay in selecting a candidate, he said, the party had been searching for a candidate since three months. “We wanted to select a candidate from either the minority community or Veerashaiva community, to give a fitting reply to allegations that JD(S) is a party of Vokkaligas,” he said.

Replying to a question if the JD(S) did not have a leader, who had worked in the constituency to be fielded as a candidate, he said, Sharief was being given a ticket to strengthen the Third Front, so that the secular forces could be elected.

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