Shivamogga: T.N. Srinivas who held the press conference, I have been fighting for the farmers for 38 years and I have enjoyed this party. I was president only for four years. I worked for the party for the remaining 34 years. But now to stand as a voice for the farmers, if they ask me for a Congress party ticket from the Sagar Vidhan Sabha constituency, they will reject it, so they have sent my resignation letter to the KPCC president.
Madhu Bangarappa, who came earlier yesterday, is being given three to four seats in the party. He thundered that if Kagodu Thimpappa, a real fighter, is given a ticket in Sagara, but the possibility of giving him a ticket this time is less.
So we are contesting as an independent candidate in Sagar and we are also fielding independent candidates in Sorab. Thakkar said that candidates will be fielded in the upcoming Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat elections as well. It remains to be seen how much the Congress party will gain or lose from this.