Congress Party Vows to Challenge BJP and Uproot Yediyurappa Family from Mysuru

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The Congress leaders Goni Malathesh and Nagaraj Gowda have declared their commitment to defeat the dynasty politics of former CM BS Yediyurappa in Shikaripura constituency, Karnataka. This is due to his announcement of retirement from electoral politics.

Congress in Shikaripura is divided between Goni Malathesh, who contested the last assembly polls, and Nagaraj Gowda, uncle of HS Shantaveerappa Gowda, who lost to Yediyurappa in 2013 by less than 10,000 votes margin. This time, Nagaraj’s followers are lobbying for Sadar Lingayat candidate, as the community has a majority of 40, 000 voters in the segment. This comes with Yediyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra possibly contesting from Shikaripura and Yediyurappa facing Banjara community’s anger over internal reservations.

Malathesh and Nagaraj Gowda have shown no enmity, as they have declared to support whoever is given the ticket from Congress. Meanwhile, a total of ten aspirants have applied for the ticket, which will be issued by Congress.

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BS Yediyurappa is the current Chief Minister of Karnataka, India and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the first BJP leader to become the chief minister of Karnataka, India and has focused on rural development, infrastructure and providing jobs to the youth of the state. His sons BY Raghavendra and BY Vijayendra are political leaders of the BJP, who have actively participated in the election process in their region.