Karnataka leaders and their Kerala roots will win or lose the battle?

First Published 13, May 2018, 12:05 PM IST
Karnataka leaders and their Kerala roots will win or lose the battle?
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The three candidates contesting in Karnataka assembly elections have their roots in Kerala. A majority of them in Bengaluru, including city development minister K J George contesting at Sarvagnanagar,  N A Haris in Shantinagar contesting on Congress tickets and Renuka Vishvanath of AAP party from Shantinagar.

The three candidates contesting in Karnataka assembly elections have their roots in Kerala. A majority of them in Bengaluru, including city development minister K J George contesting at Sarvagnanagar,  N A Haris in Shantinagar contesting on Congress tickets and Renuka Vishvanath of AAP party from Shantinagar. As the bard says: For Malayalis, politics is in their blood. 
KJ George was born in Kottayam and later relocated to Bengaluru. N A Haris was born in Kasargod, shifted to Bengaluru after he got a job. Renuka Vishvanath was born in Palakkad, and she is a former IAS officer.
To push up the Kerala-Karnataka candidates, the Congress has attempted to bring in several leaders from Kerala to woo the voters in areas that have a sizeable Malayali population. Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy came to Karnataka to take up the Malayali votes.
Another star campaigner from Kerala is Shashi Tharoor, MP from Thiruvananthapuram. Will the leaders from God's own country leave a deep-rooted mark in Bengaluru's political soil? Let's wait until May 15.

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