Daijworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Mar 16: JD(S) has decided not to field its candidates for the bypolls being held for Nanjangud and Gundlupet assembly constituencies scheduled to take place on April 9. Nanjangud constituency had fallen vacant after MLA representing the constituency, V Srinivas Prasad, resigned after being axed from the ministry. Gundlupet constituency is facing bypoll on account of the sudden demise of its MLA and the then minister, H S Mahadeva Prasad.
The parliamentary party meeting held at the newly opened office of the JD(S) here on Wednesday March 15 arrived at this decision after protracted discussions. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, state president of the party, H D Kumaraswamy, said that most of the legislators who were present at the meeting expressed themselves against putting up candidates in these constituencies on behalf of JD(S). He stated that similar opinion had also emerged during his discussions with the party workers and leaders from the above two constituencies, at a meeting held there recently.
He said that as against the earlier decision to organize a mega convention of four to five lac party workers on the occasion of the inaugural of the new office of the JD(S) on Wednesday March 15, it was decided to postpone the convention to March 23 in view of presentation of the state budget. The inaugural of the office was held on Wednesday, and the convention of party workers will take place on March 23 at palace grounds, he clarified.