Kumaraswamy continues his 'tear' campaign

Last Updated 24 March 2014, 18:52 IST

Sharief pressurised against joining JD(S) by Cong leaders 

State JD(S) president and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy continued to shed tears during political campaigns, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, here, on Monday.

Campaigning for JD(S) candidate from Mandya constituency C S Puttaraju, the former chief minister became emotional while replying to comments made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah regarding the prospects of the JD(S) in the Lok Sabha elections.

“Siddaramaiah had said that the JD(S) will win only one seat in the State. The people of Mandya must help the JD(S) in negating the claims made by CM,” he said, with tears in his eyes.

Claiming that voting for the JD(S) candidate would help Deve Gowda to become the Prime Minister of the country again, he said, the voters should strengthen the prospects by ensuring the victory of the JD(S) candidates across the State.

Mysore challenge

Speaking on Jaffer Sharief continuing with the Congress party, he said, the senior Congress leader had promised to join the JD(S) and contest from Mysore-Kodagu constituency. 

“However, he has been pressurised by the Congress high-command to remain in the party. We will take it up as a challenge to win the Lok Sabha constituency,” he said.

Puttaraju richer

The movable assets and debt of C S Puttaraju, who is contesting as the JD(S) candidate from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency, for the second time in seven months, has almost doubled during the period. The number of vehicles he owns has also increased during the period.

According to the affidavits filed by him, his movable assets, which was Rs 48,36,361 seven months ago, is now Rs 94,27,092. The wealth of his wife Nagamma, which was Rs 50 lakh, has also increased to Rs 59 lakh.

A Toyota Innova, which was mentioned in the last affidavit, has now been sold. Meanwhile, he has bought a new BMW car, at a cost of Rs 32 lakh. With these transactions, the amount of debt on him has also increased from Rs 55 lakh to Rs 91.46 lakh.

The worth of his immovable assets has remained the same at Rs 1.85 crore, while his wife has immovable assets to the tune of Rs 51.95 lakh.

(Published 24 March 2014, 18:52 IST)

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