Mangalore: BJP Yuva Morcha holds rally, gets new members

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (NM)

Mangalore, May 1: A procession was organized by the BJP Yuva Morcha from Mangala Stadium to Hampankatta, here on Wednesday May 1.

MLC Captain Ganesh Karnik, Monappa Bhandary, Srikar Prabhu, president of Dakshina Kannada district BJP Yuva Morcha, Raghavendra Rao and other youth leaders took part in the rally.

Later at a press meet held at the BJP party office, Hind Mazdoor Sabha leader Suresh Chandra Shetty along with his supporters joined the BJP. Suresh Chandra Shetty was previously in the JD(S).

After welcoming the newcomers, president of district unit of BJP K Padmanabha Kottari said, “With Suresh Chandra Shetty joining the BJP, our strength in the coastal region has doubled. In the days to come, we are sure to attract thousands of people.”

Shedding light on the preparations for the upcoming elections, Kottari said, “We have designated the right and appropriate candidates in all the eight constituencies. Moreover, while choosing candidates we have given preference to youth and novices."

Kottari also informed about the visit of BJP star campaigner Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to the city. He said, “Modi will arrive at Nehru Miadan by 10 in the morning to address the people in connection to the assembly election."

After formally joining the partyfold, Suresh Chandra Shetty said, “I am happy about my decision to join BJP. This was what my father told me, who had also served the BJP for a long time. After a talk with my supporters, I have taken this decision,” he said.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, senior party worker Monappa Bhandary, BJP district unit leaders Shrikar Prabhu, Raj Gopal Rai were among others present.