Poll campaign: Congress, JD(S) to appoint observers

Parties issue direction against fights

The leaders of JD(S) and Congress parties which have entered into seating sharing pact are holding meetings to chalk modalities for joint-campaign.Meanwhile BJP candidate Y Surendra has already launched his campaign and has met most of the elected representative in Mulbagal. Independent candidate Venkata Reddy has also launched his campaign.

The rebellion in Congress was put to rest with Belgi Suryaprakash withdrawing his candidature from election. Close on heels a meeting of JD(S) and Congress leaders was held in a hotel in Bangalore on Friday night.

JD(S) meet

 Earlier, JD(S) had separately held a meeting on the same day. Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, Mandya MP N Chaluvarayaswamy, M C Nanaiah, Kolar-Chikkaballapur leaders MLA Bache Gowda, Bagepalli leader Nagaraja Reddy, Jyoti Reddy, Malur’s
Nagaraj, Prabhakar, G K Venkatshiva Reddy, former minister Alanguru Srinivas and KGF’s Bhakthavatasalam discussed many issues including danger posed by Congress candidates.  Many expressed concern about Congress candidate Nasser Ahmed’s method of functioning, the sources said.

Joint meeting

Later a joint meeting of the leaders from both the political parties was held in Bangalore. Prominent Congress leaders like Union Minister K H Muniyappa, MLC V R Sudarshan, candidate and current member Nasser Ahmed and others took part in the meeting.
Sources said that leaders have  issued a direction urging leaders and workers of both the parties to refrain from fighting since they were jointly fighting the election. Both the parties have decided to appoint one observer at every panchayat in the districts. Both the observers will supervise the election process, the sources said. Meanwhile another meeting was held under the leadership of K H Muniyappa at Railway Bhavan in Bangalore on Saturday. MLA Varthur Prakash, V Muniyappa and other leaders took part in the meeting.

Srinivas calls meeting

Former minister K Srinivas Gowda has organised a meeting on December 6, at 11 am in Gajaladinne Guest House on the outskirts of the City.

The meeting will be attended by elected representatives and his supporters. The elected representatives of all the 36 Gram Panchayats will be attending the meeting.  Srinivas Gowda refused to react to the statement made by the Congress leaders who had stated that Shrinivasgowda’s support was not required in the polls.

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