Ramesh is in a tug-of-war with PWD minister HC Mahadevappa, who is trying to find to contest from CV Raman Nagar. “Possessing figured out that I will not be finding a ticket to contest from CV Raman Nagar, a constituency which I have nurtured, my supporters and I have resolved to give up Congress and join JD(S),” he said.
Possessing dropped the 2013 elections to BJP’s sitting down MLA S Raghu by a margin of 8,419 votes, Ramesh said the party has not recognised his price and the efforts he has place into the constituency.
“I have invested my personal dollars on some instances to nurture the party in the constituency and maintain programmes to popularise federal government schemes,” he said.
Contacting himself a “shut buddy” of CM Siddaramaiah, after the latter remaining JD(S) and joined Congress, Ramesh said he felt betrayed. “In spite of my shut defeat at the 2013 elections, Siddaramaiah requested me to vacate the seat for his buddy Mahadevappa. Even when there had been atrocities done towards me by the law enforcement, he did not stage in to conserve me,” he said.