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BJP’s Ramanagara Candidate Withdraws from Contest, Says Will Support Cong-JDS Candidate in K’taka Bypoll

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Ramanagara is one of the old Mysuru districts where the rivalry between the Congress and JD(S) is legendary.

BJP's Ramanagara Candidate Withdraws from Contest, Says Will Support Cong-JDS Candidate in K'taka Bypoll
L Chandrashekar has decided to back the Congress-JDS joint candidate.

New Delhi: Two days before the Ramanagara bypoll, BJP candidate L Chandrashekar, miffed at party leaders’ failure to campaign as promised, has decided to back the Congress-JDS joint candidate in the Karnataka bypoll.

Addressing the media in Bengaluru, Congress MP, who is in charge of electioneering in Ramanagara, announced Chandrashekar’s decision.

Chandrashekar, son of Congress MLC CM Lingappa had joined BJP just two weeks ago.

Anitha Kumaraswamy, wife of CM HD Kumaraswamy, was to take on L Chandrashekhar in Ramanagara.
Ramanagara is one of the old Mysuru districts where the rivalry between the Congress and JD(S) is legendary; there are Congress villages that have cut off ties with JD(S) villages and vice-versa. This will be the first election in four decades without a Congress-JDS fight.

The Ramanagara constituency is one of the two seats that Kumaraswamy contested in the recent Assembly elections in May. He retained Channapatna and resigned from Ramanagara, necessitating this bypoll.

| Edited by: Ashutosh Tripathi





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