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Goolihatti Shekhar to support Congress in byelection

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Mr. Shekhar said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister for Minor Irrigation Shivaraj Tangadagi had requested him to support the Congress.

Goolihatti Shekhar, former Minister who is contesting the byelection for Shikaripur Assembly constituency as an Independent candidate, has announced on Tuesday that he would support the Congress candidate H.S. Shantaveerappa Gowda.

“The Congress has a fair chance of winning the byelection. With the objective of avoiding the division of votes, I have decided to support Mr. Gowda,” he said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Mr. Shekhar said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister for Minor Irrigation Shivaraj Tangadagi had requested him to support the Congress. “After holding discussions with my followers in Shikaripur, I decided to support the Congress,” he said.

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