They took on the mighty, now seek power by vote

They have courted controversy and taken on political heavyweights, unmindful of the consequences. Now former police officer Anupama Shenoy, Prema Kumari, Jayalakshmi alias ‘Nurse’ Jayalakshmi and Vijayalakshmi are set to take on politicians in the electoral fray and are expected to put up a tough fight.

Denied tickets from mainstream political parties, these women have found other platforms; one of them will contest as an independent. Prema Kumari and Vijayalakshmi are likely to contest against the very leaders they took on.

While Shenoy had accused Congress minister PT Parameshwara Naik of pressuring her, Prema Kumari accused BJP MLA SA Ramdas of sexual harassment. Jayalakshmi was in news after she alleged BJP leader MP Renukacharya was harassing her, while Vijalakshmi’s name figured in a sex CD case allegedly involving Congress MLA H Y Meti, who has since been given a clean chit.

Vijayalakshmi has said she will contest against Meti from Bagalkot while Prema Kumari said…

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