Staff Correspondent

Madikeri: Elections to the Gonicoppa and Ponnampet gram panchayats in Virajpet taluk of Kodagu district will be held on January 29. The Congress, BJP and Janata Dal (Secular) have fielded candidates on their own despite the alliance of the BJP with Janata Dal (Secular) at the zilla panchayat level.

The results will serve as a pointer to the popularity of Congress leader and former Minister Suma Vasant, Janata Dal (Secular) leader and MLC, Arun Machaiah and BJP leader and Virajpet MLA H.D. Basavaraj.