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KPCC move disappoints former Congress MLA

By Our Staff Correspondent

HASSAN, MARCH 27. The recommendation of the election committee of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) to give the party nomination to the former MP, G. Puttaswamy Gowda, for the Holenarsipur Assembly seat, has disappointed the member of the dissolved Assembly, A. Dodde Gowda.

Mr. Dodde Gowda is still keen on contesting for the Holenarsipur Assembly seat, which is known for the electoral battle between the former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda, and Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda. While Mr. Deve Gowda was elected from Hassan in the 1983 and 1985 elections as a Janata Party candidate, Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda of the Congress defeated him in the 1989 elections. However, H.D. Revanna, son of Mr. Deve Gowda, defeated Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda in the 1994 elections.

Mr. Dodde Gowda contested in the 1994 elections as an independent candidate. Later, he joined the Congress and contested against Mr. Revanna in the 1999 elections and defeated him. Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda was upset when Mr. Dodde Gowda identified himself with a group led by the Gandsi MLA, B. Shivaram. The rift between them continued and supporters of Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda disrupted a party workers meeting held by Mr. Dodde Gowda some time ago.

However, the Minister for Public Works, Dharam Singh, succeeded in bringing them together during his visit to Hassan recently. When Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda expressed his desire to contest from Holenarsipur, Mr. Dodde Gowda began pressuring the KPCC to nominate him for the seat. He had criticised Mr. Puttaswamy Gowda at a meeting held at Peddanahalli near Holenarsipur to elicit the views of party workers on the selection of a candidate for the Holenarsipur seat.

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