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Bangalore: Congress worker dies as clamour for party tickets gets louder

Bangalore: Congress worker dies as clamour for party tickets gets louder

Bangalore, Apr 4 (PTI): A Congress worker died of suspected cardiac arrest outside the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office when police used canes to disperse a crowd demanding ticket to their "leaders" for the May 5 Assembly elections.

48-year-old Velu was declared dead in a hospital, where he was rushed after he collapsed when police used batons to control thousands of workers who had come from different Assembly segments.

Initially, there were conflicting versions on his death as the tragedy happened at the time of police action.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Alok Kumar appeared to rule out the possibility of death as a result of the lathi-charge.

"There were no external injury. He (Velu) had a stroke in the past. To know the exact cause of death, a post-mortem will be conducted," he told reporters.

KPCC office premises had become a venue for protests in the recent days, with supporters of ticket aspirants holding demonstrations seeking to push their case. The Congress is yet to officially announce its list of candidates.


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  • Richard, Shirva/Sharjah

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    Dear Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai...U MEAN 'CONGRESS'..IF SO, YOUR QUOTE IS JOKE OF THE SAY!!!
    sure BJP will grab maximum but for majority to blame greedy 'Yeddy'!!!

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  • Dr S kamath , Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    Shagun is very Bad .Siddu Hospitalised .Congress worker died of Heart attack.I heard in one of the TV Debates that High Command has appointed a Comitte to find out who all have Cross voted in MLC elections .In Democracy it is always Election is a Secret Ballot and probing that itself is Unethical and the worst is they have found out who have cross Voted and they dont want to give tickets to them God Bless Hamara Congress

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  • Essem, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    Hungry for power since 9 years! People had trusted BJP but it disappointed people and only MLA/ministers/their followers became crorepatis. What can expect from Congress who are showing this kind of protest for power now it self? What an interest in doing people's service???!!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    I can see the smiles on the 'Cut Out's' getting wider by the fight...

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  • Lexy Saldanha, Mangaluru-Sydney/Australia

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    Useless fellows, wasting their time and money to get tickets, how can these people get elected and rule Karnataka, there is no difference between these guys and BJP MLA's. Congress, BJP, JD(S) all are crooks, birds of the same feather, no ethic, no goals, only goal is to get elected and make money.
    Kannadaigas wake up, see the candidates- their background, image, sincerity, whether you are 100% sure you can trust them, if not stay at home, do not cast your valuable vote, as voting is not compulsory in India, that way you can teach the politicians that they don't take voters for granted.
    A decent, educated, matured, sensible person will surely take my advise. Perfect example is the amount of corruption in UPA Govt as well as Karnataka BJP govt.
    God save our voters and give them sense. And a good future for our beautiful Karnataka state.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    Everyone wants to be on the winning side........

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  • Prakash Shetty, East Africa/Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    "Joke of the day"

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    Congi has to pay heavy price and claimed the innocent life...

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Fri, Apr 5 2013

    I agreed.. but not only congress also BJP same way they did in last 6 years.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Washington,DC.

    Thu, Apr 4 2013


    CONgressmen will have to defeat 25 of their own winning candidates to bring BJP/JDS coaltion to power...So Devegowda can control everything with his 25 ML As....

    Looks like HDD is looking for a Dharam Sing in BJP to become he could direct him from his house .....

    Looks like my CONgress buddies are making Impossible as Possible....wait and watch....

    Jai Hooooooooooooooo CONgress

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    Thu, Apr 4 2013

    Party ticket keliye Bechare ko Upar ka ticket mila, so sad...may his soul RIP.

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