Kumaraswamy threatens to take on Moily in Chikkaballapur

Kumaraswamy was the MP from Bangalore Rural till last year, and quit the seat after being elected to the state Assembly from Ramanagar.

Bangalore | Updated: March 20, 2014 11:42 pm

Former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy Thursday threatened to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Chikkaballapur constituency. Following a meeting with party workers, Kumaraswamy said the JD(S) wants him to take on Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Veerappa Moily and BJP leader B N Bachegowda.

But the former CM claimed he would take a final decision after meeting party workers in Ramanagar Assembly constituency, which he represents in the state legislature. He said he was wary of dumping the Ramanagar constituency in a bid to become an MP.

Kumaraswamy, son of the former PM and JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda, said, “Party workers are demanding I contest from Chikkaballapur. I will discuss this with party workers in Ramanagar and announce my decision within two days.”

Kumaraswamy was the MP from Bangalore Rural till last year, and quit the seat after being elected to the state Assembly from Ramanagar.

“Water is the main problem for people of Chikkaballapur. No one has solved this problem. Moily is saying he will provide water through the Ettinahole lift irrigation project, but it is not possible. I will not contest from here if Moily promises he will provide 24 TMC water through this project,” Kumaraswamy said in the presence of more than 10,000 party workers. “Kumaraswamy is under a lot of pressure from party workers in Chikaballapur to contest the polls,” Gowda said.

The constituency is dominated by the Vokkaliga community, which widely supports the JD(S), and Moily is perceived to be on a weak footing this time round. Meanwhile, the JD(S) is keeping both the Congress and the BJP guessing over the candidates it would field in crucial constituencies in Karnataka. While the Congress and the BJP have revealed 26 and 25 candidates respectively for 28 constituencies in the state, the JD(S) has revealed only 16.

Starved of good candidates, Gowda’s party has been pouncing on Congress and BJP rebels. On Thursday, it officially decided to field disgruntled former BJP minister V Dhananjay Kumar from Udupi-Chikamagalur. Over the next few days, the JD(S) is expected to field disgruntled Congress leaders — former railway minister Jaffer Sharief in Mysore, former Bangalore police commissioner H T Sangliana in Bangalore Central and former CM J H Patel’s son Mahima Patel in Davangere. This could help the JD(S) emerge as a crucial third player in some constituencies. “Jaffer Sharief and Sangliana have spoken to me. I have offered them tickets. We will declare their candidatures in a day or two after they officially enter the party,” Gowda said.

Sources said that in Bangalore South, where former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani is fighting on a Congress ticket against the BJP’s five-time MP Ananth Kumar, the JD(S) is mulling fielding its Muslim MLA from Chamarajpet constituency, Zameer Ahmed Khan. In Bangalore North, the party is considering fielding former police official K C Ramamurthy. In Bangalore Central, the JD(S) may field H T Sangliana.

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    murthyChikballapur
    Apr 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm
    C.R. Manohar (Politician, Real estate, film producer) jumps political party at will, courtesy of CR Manohar land scam money (bangalore-property-news.blogsp.... Following is the political journey of C R Manohar2009 Changed from Congress(I) to JDS2009 Contested MP Elections in Chikkaballapur (against M Veerapa Moily) as dummy JDS2012 Wanted to become MLC in Karnataka from JDS (but JDS supremo Deve Gowda did not make him MLC based on his land related scams and grabbing internal report in party)2013 (Jan) Wanted to contest MLA seat from Bagepalli. JDS did not even consider him2013 (Feb) Changed from JDS to KJP2013 (Feb) Campaigned/Incharge of KJP in TP – local body elections against JDS and Congress2013 (Feb) KJP denied MLA seat from Bagepalli2013 (Mar) Changed from KJP to JDS(goes trip with H.D kumaraswamy to Amritsar dargah)2013 (Mar) JDS denied MLA seat from Bagepalli2013 (Mar) Changed from JDS to KJP2013 (Mar) KJP denied MLA seat from Bagepalli2013 (Apr) Changed from KJP to Congress(I) (presence of his opponent M Veerapa Moily and N.SAMPANGI then M.L.A from congress)2014 Changed from Congress(I) to JDSDo we need such C.R. Manohar type politician, how come to politics to escape there scams/Black money.Son of corrupt commercial tax officer -P.RANGASWAMY
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      murthyChikballapur
      Apr 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm
      Last time 2009 JDS candidate C.R.Manohar was from baliga community and lost. C R MANOHAR is son of corrupt commercial tax officer -P.RANGASWAMY. His father has been raid by IT and lokayukta in his residency in sarur. CR Manohar is using is father corruptionmoney for politics and films so that father and son are not raided againLast time 2009 JDS candidate C.R.Manohar (Film Producer) in Chikkaballapur against M Veerapa Moily he lost heavily in third place. Hewas disgusted the way in which JDS leaders Deve Gowda and kumaraswamy did not support him in later stage of canving in JDS andopenly talking about to it with his supportersCR Manohar also had ambition of becoming MLC in 2012 but JDS supremo Deve Gowda did not make him MLC based on his land related scamsand grabbing internal report in party. Based on this anger against JDS C.R.Manohar joined KJP and fielded his supports inChikkaballapur Bagepalli for TP – local body elections against JDS and Congress.Later in 2013 B. S. dyurappa KJP did not give him MLA seat from in Bagepalli for 2013 embly elections and getting negativefeedback from baliga community to which he belong. In mean while CR Manohar again went with JDS asking seat and again comeback to KJPwhen he was not given seat in JDS. Then at later stage he joined congress with presence of his opponent M Veerapa Moily andN.SAMPANGI then M.L.A from congress. He support congress against JDS in 2103 embly elections.Now he is again joined JDS acting to support H.D kumaraswamy in 2014 parliamentary elections. Can we believe such jumper oropportunists? To support H.D kumaraswamy in 2014 parliamentary electionsC.R.Manohar (Film Producer) supported and spent money for congress 2013 win in Anekal bangalore why is going with JDS H.D kumaraswamy
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