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Letter politics; Siddaramaiah sends one more missive to HDK

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Continuing with his letter writing spree, former has shot off another missive to H D Kumaraswamy, asking him to reconsider shifting the film city from Mysuru to

Siddaramaiah, who is the of the Congress-JD(S) coalition coordination committee, has so far written four letters to Kumaraswamy on a host of issues, including the one to reconsider the budget announcement to increase fuel prices.

In the letter, he asked the to reconsider the budget announcement to shift the film city to Ramanagara, Kumaraswamy's assembly segment, and take steps to set it up in Mysuru, Siddaramaiah's home district.

Pointing out that it has been the dream and demand ofthe Kannada film industry for a film city to be set up inMysuru, the described the 'palacecity' as the most sought after destination by film producersnot only from Kannada, but also from the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries.

Since 1945,film shooting had been taking place in Mysuru, he noted as he recalled contributions of studioslike 'Navajyoti' and 'Premier', which produced talented actors and technicians.

"Kannada thespian late Dr had dreamed aboutthe film city in Mysuru, realising which the previous government decided to set up a film city in the city and approved hundred acres of land for this purpose.

"An officialannouncement was also made in the budget," said in his letter dated July 31.

"But you have announced in the budget to shift the film city to Considering all these factors, I request you to reconsider this decision and take necessary steps to set up the film city in Mysuru," he added.

Siddaramaiah's letters are seen as an attempt by him to prove his hold over the coalition government.

In what is described as "letter politics",JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda used to write letters to the then Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by Congress' Dharm Singh with as

Siddaramaiah's letter to the Chief Minister has come despite the reported suggestion of newly appointed Pradesh Chief to him to talk about the committee meetings, rather than writing letters.

Meanwhile, not wishing to comment, minister D K Shivakumar said, "what had to be passed in the budget has been is out of my department tocomment."

When it was pointed out he was district in-chargeminister, he said "I'm Minister for the entire state.... I don't want to comment or talk about it.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 19:10 IST