Mysuru: With the temperature soaring for the Karnataka by-polls on December 5, all parties have been campaigning day and night to seek votes with assurances to voters of development. BJP candidate AH Vishwanath was seen holding a lotus in hand and seeking votes on Sunday but today Karnataka chief minister himself will campaign for Vishwanath. 

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa will campaign for BJP candidates at KR Pet in Mandya district and Hunsur in Mysuru district for the by-elections to be held on December 5.

The CM will arrive at KR Pet at around 2:30 pm. He will campaign for the party candidate KC Narayana Gowda at Kikkeri and his native Bookanakere.

He will later visit Hunsur taluk and campaign for BJP candidate AH Vishwanath. He will address the public at a meeting at Muneshwarakaval maidan. Other BJP leaders too are expected to participate in the campaign.

On the other side, former deputy chief minister G Parameshwara along with Siddaramiah’s son Yathindra, will campaign for Congress candidate Manjunath today.

JD(S) candidate Somashekar will have the support of Prajwal Revanna and former minister HD Revanna during his campaign today.

15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka will go to polls on December 5 and the counting of votes will take place on December 9.

The by-polls were necessitated after the resignation and absence of 17 Congress and JD(S) MLAs, which led to toppling of HD Kumaraswamy led coalition government and paved the way for the BJP to come to power.

17 legislators were subsequently disqualified by the then Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. However, the Supreme Court that heard MLAs' petition challenging the disqualification allowed them to contest the by-elections.