Bengaluru, June 12: Senior Congress chief Siddaramaiah on Saturday indicated that he could contest the 2023 assembly elections from Badami, which he at present represents as an MLA, whilst a piece within the get together urged him to enter the ballot fray from the town”s Chamarajpet phase.
“Press folks query me about my repeated visits to Chamarajpet, I come right here as I”m repeatedly invited, that”s all. They ask me whether or not I’ll go away Badami and contest from Chamarajpet in the course of the subsequent election,” the chief of opposition within the legislature assembly mentioned.
Speaking at an occasion in Chamarajpet, he mentioned it’s Zameer Ahmed Khan”s (Congress MLA) generosity that he’s asking me to contest the election from the constituency he represents.
“As of now I’ll contest the election from Badami itself… it will be important that Zameer Ahmed Khan ought to win (the following election) and must be within the authorities,” Siddarmaiah mentioned, whilst Khan and people current on the occasion demanded that he contest from Chamarajpet.
As folks current on the occasion on Khan”s insistence shouted that the previous Chief Minister ought to contest from Chamarajpet, Siddaramaiah mentioned, “… lets see later,” and heaped reward on the MLA for his service to the constituency and other people in want.
Making it clear that he can be contesting the 2023 assembly elections, the Congress legislature get together chief had lately mentioned no determination has been taken but on the constituency.
There has been hypothesis inside the get together circles for a while now that Siddaramaiah, who represents Badami in north Karnataka, could come again to his house turf of the previous Mysuru area or someplace in Bengaluru for the following election.
His loyalist and get together”s Chamarajpet legislator B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan has even supplied to vacate the constituency for him.
The Chamarajpet phase within the metropolis has a sizeable minority inhabitants. Siddaramaiah has already introduced that he is not going to contest once more from Chamundeshwari assembly constituency in Mysuru, the place he had tasted defeat in the course of the May 2018 assembly polls.
Siddaramaiah, the then sitting Chief Minister, had misplaced in Chamundeshwari to JD(S) G T Deve Gowda by a margin of over 36,042 votes. He, nevertheless, gained Badami, the opposite constituency from the place he had contested.
Making his debut within the Assembly in 1983, Siddaramaiah had acquired elected from Chamundeshwari on a Lok Dal Party ticket.
He has gained 5 occasions from this constituency and tasted defeat thrice. After neighbouring Varuna turned a constituency in 2008 following delimitation, Siddaramaiah represented it until he vacated the seat for his son Dr Yatindra within the 2018 assembly polls and went again to his previous constituency of Chamundeshwari.
Ahead of the May 2018 assembly polls, Siddaramaiah had mentioned it could “almost certainly” be his final election.
Earlier, in the course of the 2013 assembly polls too, he had mentioned that it was his final election and went on to change into chief minister after the polls.
It is not any secret that Siddaramaiah is nursing his ambition to change into chief minister for a second time period if the get together wins the following assembly polls in 2023, and his loyalists like Khan have already began to brazenly pitch for him as the following CM candidate.
This may are available in the best way of State Congress president D Ok Shivakumar”s ambitions, as he too is claimed to be eyeing to change into the Chief Minister, with a few of his supporters too already batting in favour of him for the coveted submit.
Story first revealed: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 17:40 [IST]