Cong puts 4 ministers in charge of bypolls

The State Congress on Friday appointed four senior Cabinet ministers as in charge of the three Assembly constituencies where byelections are scheduled to be held on August 21.

PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa and Energy Minister D K Shivakumar have been made in charge of Shikaripura and Bellary Rural respectively. Rural Development Minister H K Patil and Water Resources Minister M B Patil have been made in charge of Chikodi-Sadalga.

The party has also decided to appoint party legislators as taluk-level observers in these constituencies. A decision to this effect was taken at KPCC office-bearers’ meeting chaired by State party president G Parameshwara. The meeting discussed about the party’s strategy for the bypolls.

Meanwhile, the party high command has approved names of N Y Gopalakrishna, Ganesh Hukkeri and H S Shantaveerappa Gowda as candidates for Bellary Rural, Chikodi-Sadalga and Shikaripura, respectively.

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