After a scathing attack on Congress leaders, including Ex- CM Siddaramaiah, present JDS state Unit President H Vishwanath has criticized a leader from his own party, Tourism Minister S R Mahesh for his debacle in the KR Nagar Town Municipal Council poll.
In a neck to neck polls for the KR Nagar Town Municipal Council, the Congress beat the JDS. KR Nagar is the stronghold of Mahesh.
Talking to media, Vishwanath said that a few leaders accepted that they can succeed with caste and cash. “This is not true.” He stated.
“In K R Nagar, S R Mahesh didn’t consider everyone. He neglected a particular caste, and this resulted in the party’s defeat.
He also said that “I advised him to give tickets to a few persons, but Mahesh didn’t oblige. Now, the party has lost, and Mahesh should learn a lesson from this.”
“He does not respect me, and this is creating a lot of trouble for the party,” he grieved.