H Kusuma, wife of late IAS officer, joins Congress

H Kusuma, wife of late IAS officerD K Ravi, joined the Congress on Sunday.

She and her father, who was with the JD(S), were formallyinducted into the party by Congress state chief D KShivakumar.

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former deputychief minister Dr G Parameshwara were present on the occasion,party sources said.

Kusumas entry into the party comes amid speculationsthat Congress would field her from Rajarajeshwari Nagar (R RNagar) in the city, which goes for the bypolls on November 3.

The R R Nagar seat fell vacant following thedisqualification of N Munirathna, who was then the partylegislator, under the anti-defection law.

He is now with the BJP and is looking for a ticket fromthe saffron party for the bypolls.

R R Nagar, along with Sira assembly constituency inTumakuru, will go for the bypolls on November 3.

Shivakumar told reporters that the list of probablecandidates would be sent to the high command, which would takethe final call.

He urged party workers to work hard to ensure the victoryof the party in the election.

Kusumas father Hanumantharayappa had contested from R RNagar on a JD(S) ticket earlier and had lost.

The BJP has not yet announced its candidates, but wouldmost likely field Munirathna from R R Nagar.

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