CHIKMAGALUR: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will field its candidate in the upcoming byelection to the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency, said party state president Mahendra Kumar Gowda.
On the sidelines of a party function here on Saturday, he told reporters that surprising turnaround in state politics, with some political stalwarts joining the NCP soon, are expected.
The byelection has come as a boon to the NCP, he said, adding that it is prepared to resolve the problems of Malnad region such as providing good roads and electricity.
“NCP national president Sharad Pawar has agreed to address the coffee growers’ grievances after consulting the Commerce Ministry,” said Kumar Gowda.
Following his directions, strengthening of the party at the grass-roots level has been taken up, he added.