Moreover, the region is the home turf of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who hails from Mysuru.
Former Chief Minister and state JD (S) chief H D Kumaraswamy and senior minister D K Shivakumar enjoy considerable authority in the region.
Shah, on a two-day tour of election-bound Karnataka that votes on May 12 to elect a new government, was in Mysuru to meet the erstwhile royal family at Ambavilas Palace, also known as Mysore Palace. Though the Royal family had maintained a distance from open political alliance, Shah's meeting assumes significance.More news: West Ham confident of finally landing striker
"Had a wonderful meeting with Maharaja Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Rajamatha Pramoda Devi Wadiyarand Maharani Trishika Kumari Devi of the Royal Family of Mysuru", Shah said in a tweet after the meeting with pictures.
Times Now has told the Election Commission that it got the information from "informed sources". There is no chance at all about me joining any party.
"I have told several times that I'm not interested in politics. Through social work we will continue our relationship with the public", he said.
Earlier in the day, Shah took the blessings of Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of Sri Suttur Math in Mysuru. He would then visit Sri Kanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud, and Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama.More news: Stephen Colbert Falls Victim To CNN's 'Fake News'
The Grand Old Party then asked for appropriate steps and criminal action to be taken against Shah and other leaders, claiming that their actions amount to bribery.
Shah had already visited central Karnataka, covering Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Davangere, and Chitradurga, apart from covering coastal and north regions of the state.
The Election Commission on Tuesday formed a six-member panel to probe the leakage of poll dates for Karnataka assembly polls and submit a report within seven days.More news: $0.77 EPS Expected for Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)