Belagavi: According to experts, politics is 'beauty' in a democratic setup. This has been proved in the Athani Assembly constituency, where Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who was defeated by Mahesh Kumathalli (formerly of the Congress party) in the 2018 Assembly elections, will now have to work with the latter in the upcoming by-polls for his victory.
The Athani segment is also one of the most interesting of the 15 segments, as we will get to see if DCM Savadi really toils for Kumathalli's victory, who was once his rival, or if he will take revenge for his defeat.
According to political experts, the sugar lobby, personal image etc have played a vital role in the victory of the candidates from the constituency, irrespective of parties.
They also opine that the Congress party, who has fielded Gajanan Mangsuli (a new face for the electorates of Athani) as its candidate, will be facing the challenge of convincing the voters. One cannot underestimate the number of followers, supporters and admirers of Laxman Savadi, who is expected to be a ‘game-changer’ in the constituency.
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