Mysore, May 17 UNI | 2 months ago

Upset over losing the battle in the Lok Sabha election for Mysore-Kodagu seat, senior Congress leader A H Vishwanath today sought action against his own party leaders who worked against him.

Speaking to reporters here, Mr Vishwanath alleged that some of his own party leaders have worked against him in few assembly segments in which less votes were received this time particularly in the city's Krishnaraja and Chamaraja.

Mr Vishwnath said he would write to the high command both in the state and national capital citing the reasons for his defeat. 'The party should take serious note of these anti party activities not only in Mysore-Kodagu but also in other constituencies across the state resulting in the party not winning expected seats,' he added.

'This time backstabbing has occurred in the Congress party and now time has come to set it right,' Mr Vishwanath demanded.

He said despite the good governance and popular programmes of Chief Minister K Siddaramiah during the last one year of rule, the people largely opted for change at the Centre.

Mr Vishwanath alleged that there was clear understanding between the BJP and the Janata Dal (Secular) in the elections when the senior JD-S leaders asked workers to remain silent during the last days of campaign knowing fully well that their party could not win.

He assured that he would continue to work for the welfare of people in the constituency and not get disheartened after being defeated. He also complimented the BJP candidate Pratap Simha for victory and extended his support for him and asked to continue the works which was left by him in the constituency.

(Posted on 17-05-2014)