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Cong workers want Siddaramaiah to contest from north Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Amid reports of a tough battle in Chamundeshwari segment chosen by him, a delegation of workers from northern today met and urged him to contest the May 12 assembly polls from in their region.

Responding to the workers, who met him here under the leadership of state S R Patil and sitting MLA Chimmanakalti, the said he would convey to the party high command their demand, sources said.

The workers and leaders are said to have tried to convince to contest from in Bagalkote, stating that it wouldhelp party's prospects in the north region.

is dominated by the Kuruba community to which belongs.

According to party sources, Siddaramaiah has assured them that he will put their demand and opinion before the Congress high command.

The has already declared that he would contest the assembly polls from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru in south

Speculations are rife for some time now that Siddaramaiah is looking for another constituency amid reports it will not be an easy battle for him in Chamundeshwari.

Siddaramaiah, who represents Varuna in Mysuru after it became a constituency in 2008 following delimitation, has expressed intentions to contest from Chamundeshwari thatgave him "political birth".

Making his debut in the Assembly in 1983, he got elected from Chamundeshwari on a ticket, from where he has won five times and tasted defeat twice.

Congress is expected to announce its candidates forall the 224 seats in one go, in a day or two.

BJP, which is going all out to unseat the Congress, has already announced its first list of 72 candidates.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:30 IST