Shivamogga, Karnataka, Apr 3: Former Karnataka Minister and Coalition partners Congress-JDS candidate Madhu Bangarappa today filed his nomination for Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat, polling slated for Apr 23. Madhu Bangarappa, son of former Chief Minister late S Bangarappa, has to face stiff challenge from sitting Lok Sabha member B Y Raghavendra, son of BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Minister for Water Resources D K Shivakumar, senior Congress leader Kagodu Thimmappa and MLA B K Sangamesh accompanied him.
Refuting the BJP leaders' claim that they played a vital role in getting irrigation projects sanctioned to the district, Kumaraswamy said it was Minister Shivakumar and the government decided to sanction Rs 197 crore in the budget for the implementation of irrigation projects in the district. "Hence BJP leaders have no right to claim that they worked for the implementation of irrigation project," he added. (UNI)