Chamarajpet has become a constituency of interest for all the parties. Zameer Ahmed is the popular contestant, who recently joined Congress after quitting JD(S). Thus it is a matter of prestige for JD(S) as it does not want its candidate to lose against its former member Zameer. It is a matter of pride as though joined newly, Congress has a confirmed ticket for
Zameer Ahmed in his own constituency, keeping Congress leaders in the waiting. Now, with an aim to defeat as many Congressmen/Congresswomen as possible BJP is trying its best to field a strong contender.
Thus according to Suvana news, the BJP leaders are planning to field Lahari Velu from Sandalwood who joined the party recently. Lahari Velu is well known in Chamarajpet as his audio company Lahari has recorded songs for Sandalwood for decades together.
Though his name has not been finalised by the BJP, the leaders are contemplating on pitting Velu against Zameer, keeping his popularity in mind. Moreover, Lahari Velu is said to be close to the RSS leaders, who had even met RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat as soon as he joined BJP.
It can also be remembered the Chamarajpet is the most interesting constituency in the next year's assembly election because of the challenge was given by Zameer Ahmed. After quitting JD(S), Zameer Ahmed who is popular as the rebel leader had challenged JD(S) and had said that if he loses against the JD(S) contestant, he will cut his head in front of the media.
This has made the constituency an important war field, and people are waiting for the BJP to finalise the candidate against Zameer Ahmed.
If Lahari Velu's name is finalised, the disappointment of people for Zameer joining Congress might help Velu. On the other hand, JD(S) Supremo HD Deve Gowda has also taken the challenge seriously, and Chamarajpet has become a matter of prestige for him.
Thus people are waiting for JD(S) and BJP to finalise their candidates for the constituency.