‘India developed because of dynasty politics’: Kumaraswamy counters BJP

Later, Kumaraswamy, while speaking to ANI, said, Dynasty politics isn’t an important issue now, country’s problems are the main issue.
Ramanagara, Karnataka | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 11:05 AM IST

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said the Congress-JD(S) alliance is expected to win 10-12 seats out of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka which are undergoing polling today during the second phase of general elections.

“Today I request all voters to go to the polling station and cast their vote, whatever decision you will take will form the future of the country. Please put your valuable vote and don’t miss it,” Kumaraswamy said after casting his vote here on Thursday.

“Elections are crucial for protecting the interest of the farming community. Out of 14 Lok Sabha seats, the JDS-Congress candidates may achieve 10-12 seats in this election,” he added.

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Later, Kumaraswamy, while speaking to ANI, said, “Dynasty politics isn’t an important issue now, country’s problems are the main issue. Only because of dynasty politics and regional politics, this country developed in several states. We’re not bothered about criticism from BJP.”

DMK Chief MK Stalin, who cast his vote at a polling booth at SIET College in Teynampet, Chennai, alleged that the Election Commission is in connivance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, adding that the EC would be reformed if the Opposition is voted to power.

“This year election has been full of Rs 500, 1000, 2000 and 10,000 currency notes. All attempts have been made to buy votes but in spite all this I have full faith in voters of Tamil Nadu who will exercise their democratic rights fairly,” Stalin told media here.

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“Regarding the election issues, I can only request the EC but unfortunately the EC itself has become a party to the Modi-led government. People know this, therefore, we will thrive to reform EC once voted to power,” he added.

DMK Lok Sabha candidate from Thoothukudi, Kanimozhi, cast her vote at a polling station in Chennai’s Alwarpet. “People in the opposition have been harassed, raids targeted at opposition candidates. BJP has completely taken over AIADMK,” she told reporters after casting her vote.

Wheelchair-bound DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan also cast his vote at a polling station in Mylapore, in Chennai South Parliamentary constituency.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Imphal, BJP candidate for Sivaganga constituency H Raja cast his vote at a polling station in Karaikudi, Sivaganga.

In Karnataka, RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale cast his vote at polling station number 45 in Seshadripuram at Bengaluru, while Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and his wife Kannika Parameshwari cast their votes at a polling booth in Koratagere, Tumkur.

Meanwhile, PWD minister HD Revanna offered prayers at a temple in Paduvalahippe village in Hassan before casting his vote. His son Prajwal Revanna is contesting from Hassan.

Independent candidate from Bengaluru Central Prakash Raj cast his vote in Bengaluru. Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy also cast their votes.

Polling is being held in Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam (5), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Karnataka (14), Maharashtra (10), Manipur (1), Odisha (5), Tamil Nadu (38), Uttar Pradesh (8), West Bengal (3), and a single parliamentary seat of Puducherry.

 

Constituency Sitting MP
Assam
Karimganj Radheshyam Biswas, AIUDF
Silchar Sushmita Dev, Congress
Autonomous District Biren Singh Engti, Congress
Mangaldoi Ramen Deka, BJP
Nawgong Rajen Gohain, BJP
Bihar
Kishanganj Mohammad Asrarul Haque, Congress
Katihar Shah Tariq Anwar, NCP
Purnia Santosh Kumar, JD(U)
Bhagalpur Shailesh Kumar (Bulo Mandal), RJD
Banka Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav, RJD
Chhattisgarh
Rajnandgaon Abhishek Singh, BJP
Mahasamund Chandulal Sahu, BJP
Kanker Vikram Dev Usendi, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar Farooq Abdullah, National Conference
Udhampur Dr. Jitendra Singh, BJPs
Karnataka
Udupi Chikmagalur Shobha Karandlaje, BJP
Hassan H.D. Deve Gowda, JD(S)
Dakshina Kannada Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP
Chitradurga B.N.Chandrappa, Congress
Tumkur S. P. Muddahanumegowda, Congress
Mandya CS Puttaraju, JD(S)
Mysore Prathap Simha, BJP
Chamrajanagar R Dhruvanarayana, Congress
Bangalore Rural DK Suresh, Congress
Bangalore North DV Sadananda Gowda, BJP
Bangalore Central PC Mohan, BJP
Bangalore South Vacant after Ananth Kumar’s death in 2018
Chikkaballapur Veerappa Moily, Congress
Kolar KH Muniyappa, Congress
Maharashtra
Buldhana Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao, Shiv Sena
Akola Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, BJP
Amravati Adsul Anandrao Vithoba, Shiv Sena
Hingoli Rajeev Shankarrao Satav, Congress
Nanded Ashok Shankarrao Chavan, Congress
Parbhani Jadhav Sanjay (Bandu) Haribhau, Shiv Sena
Beed Pritam Gopinathrao Munde, BJP
Osmanabad Gaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath, Shiv Sena
Latur Dr. Sunil Baliram Gaikwad, BJP
Solapur Sharad Bansode, BJP
Manipur
Inner Manipur Thokchom Meinya, Congress
Odisha
Bargarh Prabas Kumar Singh, BJD
Sundargarh Jual Oram, BJP
Bolangir Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD
Kandhamal Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh, BJD
Aska Ladu Kishore Swain, BJD
Constituency Sitting MP
Tamil Nadu
Tiruvallur Dr. P. Venugopal, AIADMK
Chennai North TG Venkatesh Babu, AIADMK
Chennai South J Jayavardhan, AIADMK
Chennai Central SR Vijayakumar, AIADMK
Sriperumbudur KN Ramachandran, AIADMK
Kancheepuram K Maragatham, AIADMK
Arakkonam G Hari, AIADMK
Vellore B. Senguttuvan., AIADMK
Krishnagiri K Ashok Kumar, AIADMK
Dharmapuri Anbumani Ramadoss, PMK
Tiruvannamalai Vanaroja R, AIADMK
Arani V Elumalai, AIADMK
Villupuram Rajendran S., AIADMK
Kallakurichi K. Kamaraj, AIADMK
Salem V Pannerselvam, AIADMK
Namakkal PR Sundaram, AIADMK
Erode S Selvakumara Chinnayan, AIADMK
Tiruppur V.Sathyabama, AIADMK
Nilgiris C Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK
Coimbatore P Nagarajan, AIADMK
Pollachi C Mahendran, AIADMK
Dindigul M Udhayakumar, AIADMK
Karur M Thambidurai, AIADMK
Tiruchirappalli Kumar.P, AIADMK
Perambalur RP Marutharajaa, AIADMK
Cuddalore A Arunmozhithevan, AIADMK
Chidambaram M Chandrakasi, AIADMK
Mayiladuthurai RK Bharathi Mohan, AIADMK
Nagapattinam Dr K Gopal, AIADMK
Thanjavur K Parasuraman, AIADMK
Sivaganga PR Senthilnathan, AIADMK
Madurai R Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK
Theni R Parthipan, AIADMK
Virudhunagar Radhakrishnan T., AIADMK
Ramanathapuram Anwhar Raajhaa, AIADMK
Thoothukkudi Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee.J, AIADMK
Tenkasi M Vasanthi, AIADMK
Tirunelvelli Prabakaran.K.R.P, AIADMK
Kanniyakumari Pon Radhakrishnan, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
Nagina Yashwant Singh, BJP
Amroha Kanwar Singh Tanwar, BJP
Bulandshahr Bhola Singh, BJP
Aligarh Satish Kumar Gautam, BJP
Hathras Ranjan Kumar Diwakar, BJP
Mathura Hema Malini, BJP
Agra Ram Shankar Katheria, BJP
Fatehpur Sikri Chaudhary Babulal, BJP
West Bengal
Jalpaiguri Bijoy Chandra Barman, Trinamool
Darjeeling SS Ahluwalia, BJP
Raiganj Md Salim, CPI(M)
Puducherry
Puducherry R Radhakrishnan, AINRC
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