Even before the co-ordination committee of the Janata Dal (Secular)–Congress coalition has finalized seat sharing between the two parties for the Lok Sabha elections, Minister S.R. Mahesh on Sunday announced that Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, would contest from Mandya as the JD(S) candidate.
Mr. Nikhil would plunge into electoral politics from Mandya as the party had decided to field him, Mr. Mahesh told reporters in K.R. Nagar. The JD(S) would also contest the Mysuru seat with the support of the Congress, Mr. Mahesh said.