Staff Correspondent

`Chief Minister neglecting other Assembly constituencies in Mysore'

MYSORE: Congress leaders in Mysore have accused Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of discriminating among constituencies for "selfish political purposes".

Party leader Raghu Achar told a press conference here on Monday that the Chief Minister had been announcing programmes and launching development work in Chamundeshwari Assembly Constituency as if the three remaining Assembly constituencies of Mysore, Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja and Chamaraja, did not exist at all.

Mr. Achar said the Krishnaraja Assembly constituency, where he lived, was a backward area. "If he does not come to Krishnaraja Assembly Constituency and pay attention to the problems of the people, the Congress workers from the constituency will protest against the Chief Minister when he participates in development works of Chamundeshwari segment," he said.

Just for the sake of defeating the former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who joined the Congress after quitting the Janata Dal (S), during the by-polls to Chamundeshwari Assembly Constituency, Mr. Kumaraswamy was launching new programmes worth several crores of rupees, Mr. Achar said.

"The other constituencies, however deplorable their condition can be, will not catch the attention of the Chief Minister who had placed selfish political gain above people's well being", the Congress leader said.

Mr. Kumaraswamy has visited Mysore five times in the last few days and concentrated only on Chamundeshwari Assembly segment. "He stayed in the houses of farmers in Chikkakanya and Dadada Kallahalli and is dreaming of earning the goodwill of farmers", Mr. Achar said.