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Political fortunes at stake in Silk City

May 05, 2008
It is one of the most high-profile constituencies in Karnataka today. A face off between a former chief minister and the daughter of a former chief minister makes the battle for Ramnagar a very interesting one.

The silk city of Karnataka, Ramnagar is all geared up for the big fight between H D Kumaraswamy (Janata Dal-Secular), son of H D Deve Gowda and former state chief minister, and Mamatha Nichani (Congress), daughter of Ramakrishna Hegde.

Going through 30 different villages in Ramnagar, which became a district when Kumaraswamy was the chief minister gives an indication that the fight is only between the Congress and the JD-S.

Although a majority of the Ramnagar public gives the JD-S a 60:40 chance over the Congress, the JD-S is taking no chances and is campaigning in full swing. With a tough battle on hand, leaders are doing everything possible to woo the voters.

Image: Ramnagar constituency is situated on the Mysore-Bangalore Highway.
Text and Photographs: Vicky Nanjappa

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