Dharwad: District-in-Charge Minister Santosh Lad has set off a political storm with his recent remarks regarding the political landscape in the Dharwad district. Lad’s statements have taken on an explosive tone, hinting at possible political realignments.
Addressing reporters on Sunday, Lad revealed that he possesses insider information suggesting that Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, a prominent BJP leader and former minister, along with another ex-BJP MLA, SI Chikkangoudar, are poised to join the Congress party. Lad’s disclosure, laden with anticipation, raises questions about political polarization and potential shifts.
“I am privy to some details,” Lad acknowledged, emphasizing his awareness of the unfolding situation. While confirming the anticipated switch of Munenakoppa and Chikkangoudar to the Congress, Lad also acknowledged a lack of information about other potential entrants into the party.
Sources indicate that discussions are underway within the party to possibly field Munenakoppa as a contender for the Dharwad Lok Sabha seat once he officially joins the Congress. As Lad’s statements reverberate, the political landscape in the Dharwad district is marked by intrigue and anticipation.