Lok Sabha Elections / Siddaramaiah met this veteran BJP leader, sought support for Congress in elections

Zoom News : Apr 13, 2024, 08:01 PM
Lok Sabha Elections: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday met his political rival and senior BJP leader V. Srinivas Prasad at his residence in Mysuru after 7 years. According to reports, during the conversation, Siddaramaiah also sought support for Congress in the Lok Sabha elections from Prasad. Let us tell you that Srinivas Prasad is the current BJP MP from Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha seat. It was with his support that BJP was successful in making a dent in the influential Dalit vote bank in Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts. However, he has announced his retirement from politics before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

‘He was with Congress for a long time’

After meeting Prasad, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, 'I told him that initially he was with the Congress for a long time and asked him to be sympathetic towards the Congress. Prasad and I have been good friends for a long time.' Srinivas Prasad said that the Chief Minister had come to inquire about his health. He said, 'Since I have retired from politics, he has come to ask about my health. We were separated for a long time due to various reasons. We met again today and did not discuss politics. We remembered the good days.

‘He sought support for Congress’

Prasad further said, 'I was a minister in his cabinet and he was close to me. Naturally he sought support for Congress.' When asked about attending Prime Minister Modi's program in Mysuru on Sunday, Srinivas Prasad said that he has retired from politics. He said, 'I will not participate in any political campaign or political program of any political party.' When asked if he had received an invitation to attend the event, he said that he had not received an invitation and would not. He said, 'I will also not participate in this.'