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Why are women candidates missing from Ktaka list - Sonia questions KPCC

Madav Bhatnagar
Daijiworld Political correspondent - New Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 29 : In a humiliation to Karnataka top Congress leaders KPCC president Dr Parameshwar and state opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday March 28 evening, in an important meeting held to finalise the first list of Assembly poll candidates, Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi angrily questioned the leaders for the near-absence of women candidates' names in the list.

Fuming over the issue, Sonia demanded, "Why is there only one woman's name in the first list of 130 Congress candidates?" She was reportedly upset with the leaders for sidelining women representation while finalising the list.

Because of this sole reason, on Thursday Congress high command could not finalise the list, and postponed the final selection meeting of 130 candidates to Saturday March 30.

Highly placed sources told daijiworld Delhi correspondent that only Umashree's (Kannada film actor and sitting MLA) name featured in the first list. She is almost the confirmed candidate from Teradala constituency.

Sonia has reportedly urged the leaders to consider at least one seat for woman per Lok Sabha constituency or district.

Sonia's order has now given a bright chance for Shakunthala Shetty from Puttur and Kripa Alva from Mangalore North.

In the meantime, sensing very few names of Youth Congress candidates in the first list, state Youth Congress president Rizwan has offered to resign if their members do get enough representation. On the other hand, there are strong rumours that if Rizwan himself is denied the ticket, KJP has opened its arms to welcome him to its fold, as he has some strong links with KJP leaders.

On March 30, if the list is finalized, several Congress wickets are expected to fall and knock at the neibhours' doors !

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  • simple, Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 1 2013

    That shock - firstly his most favourite Politician yeddy leaving BJP and the double shocker MCC polls have reeked havoc on Mr. D. poojary hence lately his remarks are of a shocked BJP follower and just to perk up his sagging confidence in BJP, he remarks thus.
    Otherwise earlier he used to write so well, it was always good to read his comments for me to learn from that.
    Come back D. Poojary

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  • Charles D'Souza, Mulki/Saudi Arabia

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    I wish all political parties field candidates based on their moral character and ability to solve their local problems than gender. No gender is immune to corruption. Women candidates are also equally biased and corrupt as their male counterparts are.

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  • vicky, mangalore/dubai

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    At least 20 seats allocated to Women Candidates.

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  • Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    As rightly pointed out by Sonia Gandhi, Women must be included in the election list and make the contest more aggressive. Thank God there is Sensible high command in palce to act.

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  • Prakash, Uppinangaday / Dubai

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    Shakunthala Shetty is only the hope for Congress in Puttur Constituency, she has the good support from common people (she was able to grab around 25K votes as an independent candidate).

    Hope so called leaders of DK congress works towards this to choose Shakunthala Shetty as their candidate for Puttur constituency.

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  • Damodar Bhat, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    Mr.Dinesh Poojary, as of Mr.P.J.Kurian, the Supreme Court of India has absolved him. You need not be a " super Supreme Judge ". Such rash & negligent statements accounts to contempt of the Supreme Court of India.

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    Then, why you people are raising issue of Modiji again and again when SC nominated SIT given clean chit to him?Why this hypocracy?

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    So sonia ji. you are a chairperson in UPA of central. and Sheela CM in Delhi but woman's rapist increasing day by day in delhi and other places of india. where is woman safety?

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    That is a good one GR Prabhu Mam. I was thinking all women were equal to men..!

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  • shaikH MHod RIzwan, Karkala

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    Dear readers,

    Madam,How can we trust chuma,rapist and porn loving MLA.

    Jai Hind

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  • My View , managlore

    Sat, Mar 30 2013

    Madamji its missing because , winning combination does not fit with women candidate , last election, only in BJP 3 women candidate have won the election(out of 10).
    Last year COng has given 11 seats to women but no one had won .This is not i am saying , this is the fact any one can check out .

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  • ruchi, udupi

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Kripa Alva being fielded, BJP need not worry of wining a seat easily, and fielding a decent politicians like Yogish Bhat will be a cake Walk, as Kripa's past record does not do well to have a MLA of that repute, though she is a women, if there aren't available they can choose the right one where there are, just chosing one will be only a waste, as for Shakunthala Shetty, a deserving candidate, but if DVS is pitted again a tough choice for the congress

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    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Due to Sonia Gandhi's very important deliberation on Candidate list and pinpointing women empowerment through politics,I think women fraternity of Karnataka cutting party lines will vote for Congress.That is very very important and crucial issue which Sonia Gandhi raised and a modified list including 16 LADY CANDIDATES are already dispatched to Delhi!!!!!What a triumph to Sonia Gandhi and women folks as well.Importantly, other parties are also forced to review their list!!!!

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  • essell, mangalore,India

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Backstage all politicians are unitedly join hands and support each other. Me and you fight for the parties!!

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    With regard to P J Kuriesn, Supreme Court has already given judgement in favour of P J Kurien.
    In fact, his lawyer representing him not body other than BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley.

    Once he has been cleared by Supreme Court, then How come Mr Dinesh sarcastically giving example to PJ Kurien in comparision for the reservation to women.

    Here Sonia Gandhi advising KPCC President to give more seats to women, at least one seat in ONE LOK Sabha.

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  • Sandy, Udupi/UAE

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Women in Karnataka are politically backward.Need more ladies to join politics and use their common sense. At present we are not seeing any such big name. Available few are either wives or lovers of corrupt politicians.

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    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    In Karnataka all men are equal to Women.So no need of separate seat for Women.I think Mrs Sonia yet to know this.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    She is the only woman politician in India who cares about women....

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Yes Jossey,

    That is why rape case is so high in India...

    That is why rapists are rescued and promoted by her. Latest example for this is case of PJ Kurien.

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    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Dinesh ...

    your comments are not augur well in your name.There are limit for lying about issues but your's looks very very funny.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Fri, Mar 29 2013


    Truth always hurts.. There is nothing to be funny here... It is the fact..

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  • Kudlada Anne,, Kudla

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Kandaddu helidare kendadanta kopa...hence so many disagrees!

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Sonia angry because priyanka Vardha name not in list... since 10 yrs failed to enact women reservation bill....

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    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Congress has one strong HIGH COMMAND to look in to the aspirations of women but in other party?16 women candidate list has been dispatched to Delhi when news last came in.Men dominated society never accept women power unless it is legalized by Parliament.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Give representation to the able, who can work for the people and deliver justice.
    Need of the hour is not Cast or Gender but ability to deliver the justice.

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  • Rosario Fernandes, Kallianpur

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    If a person is honest, sincere and seriously willing to serve the common man he/she will a party for the sake of getting a ticket. If a person is individually strong enough, he/she can context independently. Once you join a party, one has to abide by the party rules. So, your goal can not be achieved working within a party.
    The bottom line is: "You can never ever change a party time and again". And once you change the party, it is evident that your motto is securing POWER and definitely not serving a common man. So, never relay on a person changing the party.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Congress leaders in Karnataka have not learnt their lesson in the last few years. They are still selfish and want their pound of flesh. There are so many women working selflessly for the party and it is high time they are represented. Go on fighting and you you will loose this election also. People who jump from party to to party should not be given a seat at least for five years so that they prove themselves to be honest.

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  • Ramdas, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Its not easy to defeat DVS in puttur. Congress should dream of it. Shakuntala is flying bird. Just for the sake of seat she jumped to congress. Puttur will b with BJP itself

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    Because women feel they are not safe and secure with congis..

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  • Kudlada Anne,, Kudla

    Fri, Mar 29 2013

    If Shakunthala Shetty contests from Puttur our Binaca smile DVS will eat the dust this time.Any how he has nothing to loose.He has already made enough for next generation too....Against start plucking arecca from his trees in Puttur for an eye wash.
    Kripa Amar Alva can be tried from Mangalore if prioritise woman candidature.In that case advantage BJP if candidate is Yogish Bhat.

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