Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, and Davanagere districts in Karnataka may witness closely contested battles during the upcoming elections. These districts, located in the southern part of the state, are known for their political importance and have traditionally been considered as BJP strongholds.
The BJP has been in power in Karnataka since 2008 and is hoping to retain its position in the upcoming elections. However, the Congress and the Janata Dal(Secular) are also putting up a strong fight.
In Shivamogga district, the BJP has fielded its state President B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra. The Congress has fielded its social media head Divya Spandana alias Ramya. Ramya is a popular actress in the state and has a huge following on social media. While Raghavendra is banking on his father’s legacy to win, Ramya is trying to connect with the youth of the state.
Chikkamagaluru district, known for its coffee plantations, will witness a tough fight between sitting MP D V Sadananda Gowda of the BJP and former minister B L Shankar of the Congress. Gowda is seeking re-election for the third time and is confident of retaining his seat. Shankar, who has a strong support base in the district, is giving him a tough fight.
Chitradurga district, located in the northern part of the state, will witness a battle between sitting MP B N Chandrappa of the Congress and A Narayanaswamy of the BJP. Chandrappa is popular in the district for his developmental works and is banking on his image to win the election. Narayanaswamy, a former MLA, is trying to woo the voters of the district with his promises of development.
Davanagere district, known for its textile industry, will witness a fierce battle between sitting MP G M Siddeshwara of the BJP and S S Mallikarjuna of the Congress. Siddeshwara, a former Union Minister, is banking on his experience and popularity to win the election. Mallikarjuna, a young and dynamic leader, is trying to connect with the voters of the district with his promise of development.
In conclusion, the upcoming elections in Karnataka are going to be closely watched, especially in these four districts. It remains to be seen whether the BJP will be able to retain its power in the state or if the Congress and the Janata Dal(Secular) will be able to mount a successful challenge.