Bangalore, Apr 15 (ANI): Candidates contesting in Bangalore south constituency are talking about change and making a difference in their aggressive campaigning ahead of general elections.he fight in the constituency is directly between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Ananth Kumar and the Congress party's Krishna Byre Gowda. However, Captain Gopinath, contesting as an independent, is also very popular and has the capability to cause an upset.
Youth icon of the Congress party, Gowda is campaigning day and night. He is appealing to the people to vote for him, so that he can bring about a change in the constituency.
Contesting against Ananth Kumar, a political heavyweight, who has won four consecutive elections from Bangalore south, Krishna is confident about his victory. He says that he has been elected to the state legislature thrice and people know about his work.
"People want change. Ananth Kumar, present parliamentarian from Bangalore south constituency seems to have lost connection with people," said Gowda.
In the meantime, four-time parliamentarian from south Bangalore constituency, Ananth Kumar has also been campaigning aggressively. He has been reaching out to the people and discussing his plans of bringing about further change in the constituency.
Ananth Kumar is confident about his and his party's prospects in the forthcoming general elections.
"The mood is upbeat. It is victory written on the wall for BJP for Advani, everywhere from Bangalore south to entire Karnataka and the country," said Ananth Kumar.
In a battle between two big national parties, Captain Gopinath, the owner of Deccan Charters, is also contesting as an independent.
Although he was being offered electoral tickets by political parties, he decided to contest as an independent and is confident of his victory. He says that he has big developmental plans, if he is elected.
"The non-voting community is the largest vote bank because out of 19 lakh only eight lakh voted in the last elections. So 11 lakh did not vote and also among the people who are voting, barring the way parties are going for dalits and Muslims and giving money and liquor. I must win this election by uniting them because by uniting them I will have the largest vote bank," said Gopinath.
Another candidate fielded by Regional Janta Dal (Secular) and Third Front is a low profile man Professor Radhakrishna. He is campaigning with few of his followers and has his hopes pinned on the students community.
He thinks that, Deve Gowda's name and backing of his student community will make him win. By Jaipal Sharma (ANI)