Anupama Mahesh Makes Emotional Appeal for Votes at Belur Rally for Son Shreyas Patel

In a high-stakes Lok Sabha contest in Hassan, the emotional appeal of a Congress candidate's mother for votes highlights the intense political rivalry between two prominent political families.

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Anupama Mahesh Makes Emotional Appeal for Votes at Belur Rally for Son Shreyas Patel

Anupama Mahesh Makes Emotional Appeal for Votes at Belur Rally for Son Shreyas Patel

At a rally in Belur, Hassan Lok Sabha constituency, Anupama Mahesh, the mother of Congress candidate Shreyas Patel, made an impassioned plea for votes. The rally, held in support of Patel's candidacy, was attended by prominent Congress leaders including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar.

Anupama Mahesh, who had previously contested twice from the Holenarasipur Assembly constituency and lost, stepped forward with tears in her eyes. She emotionally appealed to the crowd, pleading for their votes for her son Shreyas Patel. Patel had contested from the same Holenarasipur seat in the 2023 Assembly elections but narrowly lost to a senior JD(S) leader.

Shreyas Patel, the grandson of the late former Congress Minister G. Puttaswamy Gowda, is now vying for the Hassan Lok Sabha seat. His main opponent is Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda. The contest between these two young scions of prominent political families has attracted considerable attention in the region.

Why this matters: The emotional appeal by Anupama Mahesh emphasizes the high stakes and intense competition in the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency. The involvement of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar underscores the importance Congress is placing on securing this key seat.

Speaking at the rally, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar expressed their support for Shreyas Patel's candidacy. They urged the people of Belur and the larger Hassan constituency to vote for the Congress party and give Patel a chance to serve as their representative in the Lok Sabha. The Congress leaders emphasized the party's commitment to development and the welfare of the people in the region.

Key Takeaways

  • Anupama Mahesh, mother of Congress candidate Shreyas Patel, made an emotional appeal for votes.
  • Shreyas Patel, grandson of late Congress Minister, is contesting Hassan Lok Sabha seat.
  • His main opponent is Prajwal Revanna, grandson of former PM H.D. Deve Gowda.
  • Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and D.K. Shivakumar attended the rally, emphasizing party's commitment.
  • The contest between the two young political scions has attracted considerable attention in the region.