In another development, the Congress is said to be considering the name of Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, scion of the Mysore royal family, in view of the contribution of the royal family to the State’s development.

He is being considered as a party candidate for one of the constituencies going to the bypolls, in the wake of the differences between Minister M.H. Ambareesh and the former MLA Atmananda in the Mandya District Congress Committee. It is also said that the Congress is planning to field the former Speaker Krishna, who earlier quit the Janata Dal(S) after he was denied ticket to contest from K.R. Pet constituency, in the bypolls.