Housing Minister M H Ambareesh who was given a grand welcome by hundreds of fans and party workers in Mandya, arrived at the Amaravathi hotel.
Addressing party workers and fans, who had gathered in large numbers, Ambareesh said he would not make any political speech but would speak on Monday at the Silver Jubilee Park.
Expressing gratefulness to the people who had gathered in huge numbers to see him, he said: “People come in such large numbers when somebody dies. But I am fortunate to see such a large number of people to see me when I am still alive. The same love from the people has made me win the election by a huge margin. I will make sure Mandya district is developed like other developed districts,” he said.
Ambareesh said he has been in politics for the past 15 years knows leaders in the state and in New Delhi.
“I will bring funds and take up development works in the district. I will not let down the people who voted for me and have confidence in me,” he said. Ambareesh, who was welcomed by hundreds of Congress workers and fans near Nidagatta in Maddur taluk at around 1.30 pm, conducted the roadshow with party leaders and workers from Maddur to Mandya on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. Party workers also took out a motorcycle rally.
As a result, traffic was disrupted with weekend travellers and tourists stuck in a two-kilometre long traffic jam. Ambareesh reached Amaravathi hotel at around 3 pm where he thanked party workers for the grand welcome.