Sriramulu takes out road show in favour of Simha
Contributions of former minister Shobha Karandlaje, during her tenure as district-in-charge minister will translate as votes to the BJP candidate from Mysore-Kodagu Lok Sabha constituency, said former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, here on Saturday.
He was speaking after releasing the BJP manifesto for the constituency.
He expressed confidence that BJP would win 20 Lok Sabha seats in the State, owing to the ‘Modi wave’ across the country. “I have toured 25 of the 28 constituencies. Considering the support BJP is receiving, we will win at least 20 seats,” he said.
He accused the Congress party of practicing ‘divide and rule’ policy. “People have already forgotten who Sonia Gandhi is. Rahul Gandhi too will be forgotten by the people very soon,” he said.
Recalling the promise made by Modi that he will transform Mysore to Paris, he said that electing BJP candidate Prathap Simha would ensure tourism development in the region.
Foes turn friends
It may be recalled that Simha had vociferously attacked Yeddyurappa in his columns, when the latter was dogged by corruption charges. When the same was pointed out, Yeddyurappa said that the duo had set aside their differences to ensure that Modi is elected as the prime minister.
Former minister B Sriramulu, also took out a road show on behalf of Simha at Sunnadakeri and surrounding areas in the city, which is mostly populated with voters from backward classes, especially Nayakas. Ward number two, which forms the locality, comes under Krishnaraja Assembly constituency.
Sriramulu accompanied by former minister S A Ramdas and MLC S Siddaraju campaigned for nearly an hour, before addressing the gathering at Rajendra Kalamandira. Sriramulu is also contesting the elections from Bellary (ST).
Earlier, he arrived in a special flight at Mysore Airport at Mandakalli, from where he later took the helicopter to Chamarajanagar Assembly constituency, as part of his campaign.