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Dr C N Manjunath to test political waters from Bengaluru Rural against Congress ‘heavy dose’ D K Suresh

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Bengaluru: The first list of 20 candidates of BJP for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Karnataka was finally announced on Wednesday and as anticipated renowned cardiac surgeon Dr C N Manjunath will be making his electoral debut from Bengaluru Rural constituency.

Dr Manjunath who recently retired as the Director of famed Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, is the son-in-law of Janata Dal (Secular) supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda.

Dr Manjunath will be taking on Congress’ two time MP D K Suresh, the brother of Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar also the President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).

JDS has already entered into an alliance with BJP and is most likely to contest two or three seats. But BJP was keen on fielding Dr Manjunath on its symbol, to cash in on the clean image of the doctor who has a large number of admirers and followers.

BJP which is experimenting with new candidates with clean image zeroed in on Dr Manjunath soon after his retirement from government service and eventually succeeded in convincing the reluctant doctor to take the political plunge.

– Team Mysoorunews 

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