Bengaluru: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker in Karnataka preferred a village cowshed over a five-star hotel for his accommodation at Mysuru.
S Suresh Kumar, who represents Rajajinagar Assembly constituency in Bengaluru south suburb, is campaigning for BJP candidate Srinivasa Prasad in Nanjangud by-election scheduled to take place on April 9.
Talking to news agency IANS, the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs in the erstwhile BS Yeddyurappa government said: “Party leaders from Nanjangud have arranged a five-star hotel accommodation for me at Mysuru. But I prefer open air atmosphere at the cowshed rather than the air-conditioned atmosphere of the hotel in Mysuru.”
"Staying at open places, schools and cowsheds is not new for me. I slept at open places while walking from Bengaluru to Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh in 2013. I have also undertaken a padayatra to Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada district in 2014 and to Sabarimala in Kerala in 2015," Kumar said.
At cowshed, Kumar spends time talking to his followers and reading newspapers.
(With IANS inputs)