- Dr Yatindra earns membership during a membership drive conducted by the party
- This clears his way for his political journey
- He is expected to contest from Varuna constituency, once held by his father and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's younger son Dr Yatindra has finally earned a primary membership of the Congress party. And this makes his way clear to join politics. Sources told Kannada Prabha that Dr Yatindra got himself a membership for the Congress party at a membership drive held recently.
It may be recalled here that Dr Yatindra despite not having any Constitutional authority was actively taking part in various government programmes inviting sharp criticism. Yet, he continued to make his presence felt in government programmes, especially at Varuna constituency and Mysuru City. But his father and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah - with an intention to launch him in politics - appointed Dr Yatindra as the non-executive member of Karnataka Development Authority for Varuna constituency, without much fanfare. This experts say, cleared all blocks for Yatindra's political journey.
In fact, Dr Yatindra had toured the constituency during Gundlupet and Najangud by-elections to know the pulse of the people. He received a tremendous support from Congress leaders for this task, reports Kannada Prabha. Moreover, Dr Yatindra and his team of friends had managed social media strategy and promotion very well, during the by-election which proved advantageous for the party which eventually won. This apparently bolstered Siddaramaiah's confidence to introduce his son, Dr Yatindra for politics.
While this was long expected, the rumours of him contesting from Varuna constituency in the next elections is gaining strength now. For, it is reported that Chief Minsiter Siddaramaiah is planning to move to Chamundeshwari constituency to let his son to contest from his home constituency for the next elections.
After the demise of Siddaramaiah's elder son, Rakesh Siddaramaiah, Yatindra is seen as Siddaramaiah's political heir. A doctor by profession, Yatindra had distanced himself from the politicis. However, Rakesh's untimely demise, has brought Dr Yatindra to the politics, with the blessings of his father.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:40 PM