BANGALORE: The former Minister C. Veeranna, who contested from Madhugiri on the Janata Dal (United) ticket, withdrew his nomination as the party wanted his services for campaigning purposes. The party’s State general secretary G.K.C. Reddy told presspersons here on Saturday that the party would support the independent candidate Ashwathnarayana Reddy, who sought the party ticket earlier. Mr. Veeranna would accompany the party’s national leaders who would address election meetings across the State, he added. — Special Correspondent

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