Bengaluru, Aug 6: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has sent another letter to his succeser H D Kumaraswamy asking him to reconsider shifting the film city from Mysuru to Ramanagara. In the letter, he asked the chief minister to reconsider the budget announcement to shift the film city to Ramanagara, Kumaraswamy's assembly segment, and take steps to set it up in Mysuru, Siddaramaiah's home district.
"Kannada thespian late Dr Rajkumar had dreamed aboutthe film city in Mysuru, realising which the previous Congress government decided to set up a film city in the city and approved hundred acres of land for this purpose. An officialannouncement was also made in the budget," Siddaramaiah said in his letter dated July 31.
"But you have announced in the budget to shift the film city to Ramanagara. Considering all these factors, I request you to reconsider this decision and take necessary steps to set up the film city in Mysuru," Siddaramaiah, who is the Chairman of the Congress-JD(S) coalition coordination committee, added. He has so far written four letters to Kumaraswamy on a host of issues, including on hike in fuel prices.
Siddaramaiah's letters are seen as an attempt by him to prove his hold over the coalition government. In what is described as 'letter politics', JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda used to write letters to the then Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by Congress's Dharm Singh with Siddaramaiah as Deputy Chief Minister.
Siddaramaiah's letter to the Chief Minister has come despite the reported suggestion of newly appointed Pradesh Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao to him to talk about the issues incoordination committee meetings, rather than writing letters. (With PTI inputs)