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Siddaramaiah sends one more missive to Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy

In the letter, he asked the Chief Minister 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.

Published: 06th August 2018 08:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2018 03:27 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leader Siddaramaiah (File Photo)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Yet again, former chief minister Siddaramaiah shot off a letter to corner Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy and to assert his position within Congress and the government. This time, the coalition coordination committee chairman has demanded the Chief Minister to reconsider his decision to shift the proposed film city project from Mysuru to Ramanagara.

Over a month after Kumaraswamy announced in his budget that the film city project will be taken up in Ramanagara, Siddaramaiah asked him to reconsider the decision. “The Congress government had taken a decision to establish the film city in Mysuru and it was even announced in the budget. 100 acres were allocated... Even legendary actor Dr Rajkumar wanted it to be in Mysuru,” he stated in a letter. 

Justifying his demand, the former Chief Minister said Mysuru has been one of the most sought after places for film shooting since 1945. Now, with the airport, it has good connectivity and filmmakers can visit the place without difficulty, he said.In the last one month, Siddaramaiah had written a number of letters to the Chief Minister.



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