I won't contest in Assembly polls, says Siddaramaiah's son Yathindra

Mandya, Apr 1 (IANS): Opposition leader Siddaramaiah's son, Yathindra Siddaramaiah, stated on Saturday that he will not contest in the upcoming assembly elections.

Yathindra, Congress MLA from Varuna constituency, had represented the same constituency in the 2018 assembly elections. But, this time Siddaramaiah is contesting from Varuna constituency and there was curiosity on which seat Yathindra would contest.

"I won't contest from any constituencies. I have started campaigning for my father Siddaramaiah since January. The Varuna constituency does not belong to any individual. I have not sacrificed my seat for my father. The voters own the constituency," he explained.

This is the last election of my father and people of Varuna constituency wanted him to contest, he said.

Yathindra had won with a margin of more than 45,000 votes from Varuna constituency. He has earned a good name for himself in the constituency for being polite and reciprocal. Yathindra is a doctor by profession.

Sources explained that, since Siddaramaiah will be busy with campaigning across the state, his son had taken charge of ensuring his victory from Varuna constituency.

Siddaramaiah is the contender for chief minister's post and Congress insiders explain that his own party leaders, who were sidelined during his tenure, are waiting to take revenge on him by ensuring his defeat in the elections.

The sources say that Siddaramaiah ensured the defeat of G. Parameshwara from Koratagere constituency to eliminate him from the race for the post of chief minister in 2018. Similarly, Siddaramaiah had taken a tough stand on state party President D.K. Shivakumar and did not include him in the cabinet for a long time. Presently, he is vying with him for the post of chief minister. Considering various factors, Siddaramaiah's team is taking no chances and selecting the safe seat for him. However, political circles say that anything can happen in Varuna constituency.








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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Look after your Patients ...

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  • Sheriff, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Ha ha ha. Yesterday when Yeddis son contesting news was published the Congress Chelas bashed him as 'scared' etc etc. Today when Siddus son is contesting , then its 'sacrifice'' . Dont worry guys, Its Kumaranna all the way with the support of Congress or BJP. Brace yourself for a coalition!!

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blr

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Selfish Sidda, he will contest from 2 places, if wins in both, he will give up Varuna for his son.

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  • Avil Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Most of the Congress leaders do not have standing in their own back yard. They have to depend on a safe constituency to win on 'you know whose' votes. RaGa, Siddu, Sonia, Shashi Tharoor, Khader etc

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  • kavi, vittal/dubai

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Please do not allow family members to become politicians. it is we who elect the leaders. Give chance to other well educated people. Please do not keep politician in power more than two terms. Politician's children enjoys the luxurious life in their fathers house at the expense of tax payers money. Why should we feed them with tax payers money.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Right decission

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 01 2023

    No glorification of dynasty politics by congress. Power hungry Yeddy is desperate to install his son but can not find a suitable venue. Changing places from from rat holes to cat holes.

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  • Roshan, Dubai

    Sat, Apr 01 2023

    Only Pappy dynasity is going on Vinod khan...pappu ... Priyanka etc etc

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 01 2023

    You are truly blind. You too are wandering in Dubai like Yeddy’s son.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    ಚಾಯೆ, ಚಾಯೆ..... ಕಡ್ಲೆ, ಕಡ್ಲೆ....

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 02 2023

    Roshan khan worried about other dynasty while his own andhbhakt feku dynasty is struggling to survive ln karnataka as Roshan khan struggling in Dubai.

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