Won't Contest From Chamundeshwari Again, Says Siddaramaiah
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said he will not contest again from Chamundeshwari assembly constituency in Mysuru, where he had tasted defeat during the May 2018 assembly polls.
"I appeal to you with folded hands...I will not contest from this constituency once again, I'm making it clear. You all should work together for the development of this constituency," he said.
Speaking at the joint election campaign in Jayapaura of Chamundeshwari assembly segment in Mysore, he said "this constituency should develop. I have won here five times; this constituency gave me political birth."
Mr Siddaramaiah, the then sitting Chief Minister, had lost the 2018 assembly polls in Chamundeshwari to JD(S) G T Deve Gowda by a margin of over 36,042 votes.
He however won Badami, the other constituency in North Karnataka from where he had contested.