Congress candidate and Member of Legislative Council Sharanappa Mattur and BJP candidate Shashil G. Namoshi filed their nomination papers within the elections to the North East Teachers Constituency of the Legislative Council right here on Wednesday.
Mr. Mattur was accompanied by the previous Minister and Chittapur MLA Priyank Kharge and Jewargi MLA Ajay Singh, whereas Mr. Namoshi was accompanied by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Okay.S. Eshwarappa and legislators Rajkumar Patil Telkur, Basavaraj Mattimud, Avinash Jadhav and B.G. Patil.
Both the candidates submitted their nomination papers to Regional Commissioner and Returning Officer N.V. Prasad.
Speaking to media representatives after submitting nomination papers, Mr. Mattur expressed the boldness of his re-election.
“As a representative of Kalyana Karnataka’s teaching community in the Council, I have worked towards addressing each and every problem of teachers in the last six years. I have taken up both individual problems as well as collective issues. I have been the most accessible people’s representative in the State. Teachers have seen my style of work and the way I positively respond to their problems and I am sure that they will re-elect me,” Mr. Mattur mentioned.
Mr. Eshwarappa additionally exuded the boldness of Mr. Namoshi profitable the polls.
“It is an election of the educated. Teachers who are well aware of the happenings in the State and the country are the voters here. I am confident that they are aware of the development initiatives of the B.S. Yediyurappa government in the State and the Narendra Modi government in the Centre and vote for the BJP candidate. Mr. Namoshi, who lost the election the last time, will definitely win this time. Our party has deputed seven legislators in Kalaburagi to ensure his victory. We have won the Lok Sabha polls, Assembly polls and we will win these Council polls as well,” Mr. Eshwarappa mentioned.
The election is scheduled for October 28 and the final date for submitting nomination papers is October 8. Scrutiny of nomination papers could be taken up on October 9 and the final date for withdrawing nomination papers is October 12. Counting of votes could be taken up on November 2.