Kumar Bangarappa has acted in Kannada and Telugu films in the late 80s and 90s and is known as an action hero. Kumar won from Sorab in 1996, 1999 and 2004 and was a minister in the SM Krishna government. Kumar joined BJP in March last year, his second stint after a brief sojourn in 2004.
What’s your take on contesting against your brother?
I’ve been in politics since 1996 after my father moved away from here and told me this is my constituency and I should nurture it. I’ve learned from my father that elections should be fought on issues and one should not make it personal. Political fights should be on ideological lines, not against individuals. I intend on practising gentleman politics