'I will contest from Badami,' Siddaramaiah assures supporters
Bengaluru: Former chief minister and opposition leader Siddaramaiah announced that he would contest the next 2023 assembly election from the Badami assembly seat.
Currently, Siddaramaiah is representing the Badami seat in the assembly.
Siddaramaiah made his intentions clear about the constituency after his supporters and party workers from Badami met him in Bengaluru and requested him to contest from Badami for the second time.
Addressing his supporters said, " People of Badami are good. They elected me in the last elections though I campaigned for a day after filing my nominations. I am forever indebted to the people. As an MLA, I will never compromise with the development of my constituency.
Development works are in full swing, such as medical hospital, Keruru lift irrigation project, drinking water project. And I will keep striving for the development of the constituency.
There has been speculation within the party circles for some time now that Siddaramaiah, who represents Badami in north Karnataka, may come back to his home turf of the old Mysuru region or somewhere in Bengaluru for the next election.
In 2018, Siddaramaiah won in Badami, but lost in Chamundeshwari to GT Deve Gowda of JDS.
Badami witnessed a tight contest, but Siddaramaiah eventually defeated BJP’s Sriramulu by a margin of 1696 votes.