On Sunday, Randeep Singh Surjewala, the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee for the state of Karnataka, said that Latha Mallikarjun, the independent who won election from the Harapanahalli Assembly district, will be supporting the Congress party without reservation.
Former Deputy Chief Minister M P Prakash’s daughter, Latha Mallikarjun, is a senior leader in her own right.
“She has extended unconditional support to the Congress Party in Karnataka considering her ideological roots and commitment to Congress ideals. I thank her, her husband Mallikarjun, and all the supporters and well wishers. We will serve the 6.5 Crore Kannadigas together,” tweeted Surjewala.
Latha Mallikarjun won the Harapanahalli seat by a margin of 13,845 votes, defeating G Karunakara Reddy of the BJP.
M P Prakash was a prominent socialist and longtime leader in the Janata Parivar. His son, M P Ravindra, continued the family tradition of Congress membership after his death in 2018.