Pressure mounts on Yathindra to join politics

Published: 23rd August 2016 04:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2016 04:57 AM   |  A+A-

MYSURU: The recent visit of Yathindra, CM Siddaramaiah’s second son, to Mysuru triggered speculation that he may enter politics soon.

As the untimely death of Rakesh Siddaramaiah has left a vacuum in Varuna constituency, Yathindra is likely to enter politics, sources said.

Yathindra, a doctor, known to keep a low profile, made a surprise visit to Mysuru and held talks with people of the Varuna constituency.

YPressure mounts.jpgathindra came to the CM’s Mysuru residence, visited his brother Rakesh’s bedroom, collected puja material, portraits of Hindu deities and other belongings.

He was surrounded by people of Varuna constituency who introduced themselves and also apprised him of his brother’s involvement in development of Varuna constituency.

They disclosed how he helped the people in need and attended to grievances aired by the public of both Varuna and Chamundeshwari constituencies.

Yathindra expressed surprise over his brother’s involvement in the development works and admitted that he does not know much about politics or the constituency his father represented.

When people pressed him to visit Varuna frequently as they do not have anyone to listen to them, Yathindra assured that he would visit and would listen to public grievances.

Meanwhile, block Congress leaders, taluk and zilla panchayat members, defeated candidates and prominent leaders have decided to hold meetings of prominent leaders, inviting Yathindra at the earliest.

They have decided to prevail on him to get into active politics and reach out to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to encourage his son to get into politics.

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