Congress party will romp home with majority seats in MLC polls: Minister

Revenue and District In-charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad on Sunday exuded confidence that Congress party would win majority of seats in the elections to State Legislative Council from the local bodies segment, scheduled to be held on December 27.

Addressing media here, the minister said, “The Congress-led State government has been successful in implementing various schemes for the development of local bodies. It includes, clearance of recent Panchayatraj Amended Bill. The members of local bodies are well aware about the better governance in the State and will surely support the party, he expressed confidence.

Even Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president and Home Minister G Parameshwara are also confident of winning a majority of total 25 seats going for election, he said.

Of 7,628 voters in Mysuru-Chamarajanagar local bodies constituency, 5,062 voters are in favour of the Congress, claimed Prasad, who added that the party would continue to campaign to secure more votes.

Of the 15 Legislative Assembly constituencies in both the districts, 12 MLAs belong to the Congress party.

Good worker
The sitting MLC and candidate R Dharmasena is a good worker and has people’s support, he said. Commenting on former MP Jayaprakash Hegde, who was recently suspended from the party for contesting election from Mangaluru-Udupi constituency as an independent, Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan said the party had given opportunities thrice to Hegde. But, he lost in previous MP elections, following which the local leaders in coastal region recommended the candidature of  K Pratapchandra Shetty. Similarly, in Mandya too, the party has given ticket to L R Shivarame Gowda, prefered by local leaders.

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