Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jun 19 : State BJP minority cell vice-president Rahim Uchil, who also ran the Karnataka Beary Sahithya Academy as its president during BJP's tenure in Karnataka, has claimed his candidature in Mangaluru (former Ullal constituency) where Congress has had the upper hand over the past several decades. The state food minister U T Khader is MLA from the same constituency.

In an exclusive interiew to Walter Nandalike, founder of Daijiworld on Daijiworld TV's popular programme 'Public Challenge', Rahim Uchil disclosed that he is a front-runner for the BJP ticket from Mangaluru constituency. He is confident that he has good chances to win against UT Khader, and feels that his community will stand behind him after Khader's 'failure' in his constituency despite being a minister.

Rahim Uchil also spoke about the central government's plans on beef ban, triple Talaq issue, publicising of Tipu Jayanti by the current Congress government in Karnataka and more.

In a controversial remark, he said that Dakshina Kannada district was communally more peaceful during BJP regime between 2008-'13 than during the current government's regime. But when questioned about moral policing incidents that took place during the BJP government, he fumbled for an answer.

Watch full interview with Rahim Uchil here: