Holding firmly on to a slice of history, the granddaughter-in-law of undivided Karnataka's first chief minister. K C Reddy, has been camping in the national capital, hoping to fight an election for an Assembly seat in the state.
For the last two days, Vasantha Kavitha Shrikar K C Reddy has been waiting anxiously outside the Congress party's electoral war room at 15 Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, where its screening committee is finalising the candidates for the May 12 polls.
The first list of candidates is expected to be announced by April 13 after it has been vetted by the party's Central Election Committee.
Vasantha, who left her lecturer's job in Bengaluru four years ago to enter the world of politics, is seeking a ticket from the Devar Hippargi Assembly constituency, 27km from Karnataka's Vijayapura district.
When she joined politics, she said she found few knew about Reddy.
The absence of Reddy's name on the structure's foundation stone reflects his humility, she noted.
Last year, a statue of Reddy was finally put up in the Vidhana Soudha premises after much persistence, she said.
I want to revive his legacy, Vassantha said.
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