- Mahadevappa may shift to Bengaluru.
- He may contest from CV Raman Nagar which is a reserved assembly segment.
- His decision to contest from Bengaluru may cause rebellion in the party.
If sources are to be believed, CM's confidant, and Public Works Department minister HC Mahadevappa will not contest the election from his constituency, T Narsipura, and is all set to sacrifice his seat to nurture his controversial son Sunil Bose's political birth in the same place. Recently there was confirmation that Mahadevappa's son Sunil Bose would be contesting from his father's assembly segment on the reserved category basis.
According to sources, Congress leader Mahadevappa is likely to shift to Bengaluru and will be contesting from the most prestigious CV Raman Nagar Assembly. The constituency is presently held by BJP leader S Raghu who is a three-time MLA and a powerful leader to beat in elections.
Mahadevappa, who was earlier in charge of the candidate selection for the BBMP election in 2015, had then even toured CV Raman Nagar assembly. "CV Raman Nagar is a reserved assembly segment as four out of seven wards from BJP were taken by Congress and Independents in 2015, Mahadevappa may have opted to think about shifting to Bengaluru in the next elections," our sources said.
The source also added that since Nanjungud in Mysuru is also a reserved constituency and has a large number of SC voters, Mahadevappa may file his nominations from Nanjungud.
May Spark Rebel Trouble:
As the present CV Raman Nagar Congress President and defeated candidate P Ramesh is making all efforts to get the 'B' form to contest next year. It will be hard for Ramesh to make any sacrifice if such a decision is taken by the party high command to field Mahadevappa from CV Raman Nagar.
"As of now, I am the only aspirant from CV Raman Nagar to contest elections on Congress ticket. The news about Mahadevappa is still unconfirmed," said Ramesh.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:35 PM