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Mangaluru: Journalists take Harikrishna Bantwal to task over Rai–Poojary row


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK/RJP)

Mangaluru, Jan 1: Journalists took BJP leader Harikrishna Bantwal to task here on Monday, January 1 over the issue of differences between Janardhan Poojary and Ramanath Rai.

In the press meet earlier, Harikrishna Bantwal challenged district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai to take a vow at Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala and prove that he did not ‘abuse’ senior Congressman Janardhana Poojary.

Harikrishna Bantwal said, "Ramanath Rai had abused senior Congress leader Janardhana Poojary during a wedding function at Suratkal in the presence of Congress leaders Arun Coelho and Tejas. Janardhana Poojary was in tears while he recalled the incident. Even Rai was in tears denying the same. Rai shed crocodile tears in fear of losing the forthcoming elections. Poojary was in tears at a holy place and Poojary cannot lie,”

“Even opposition leaders like Nalin Kumar Kateel seek blessings of Poojary, but Rai never does that. I am not a slave or disciple of Poojary, but I respect him. I had earlier called Rai to take a vow at Dharmasthala temple, but he failed to turn up. So today, I again challenge Rai for the second time to take a vow at Dharmasthala temple,” he added.

“Rai has grabbed 3.5 acre of land illegally on his wife’s name. He has also stalled the midday meals to Kalladka School. Rai himself had written a letter to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asking to stall the midday meals to Kalladka School. Ramanath Rai is known for cheating and lying,” Bantwal said.

After his briefing Journalists took Harikrishna Bantwal to task. They asked openly why he kept on mentioning the issue of Janardhana Poojary and Ramanatha Rai again and again.

“When you were in Congress, you did not make it an issue. But after joining BJP, you are blowing it up. Is it not only an issue between two Congress leaders?” they asked.Harikrishna tried his best to avoid the questions, but journalists insisted that he should stop mentioning about taking vow at Dharmasthala and use the issue for his political gain.

Heated conversation took place between Harikrishna Bantwal and journalists and the former did not have any proper answers for the questions posed. He kept on insisting that he was right in taking up the issue.

 

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Why Harikrsna Bantwal comes alone to press meet? BJP members have isolated him I belive.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Harikrishna Bantwal is just like BJP Ishwarappa.

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  • jk, southkanara

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Now time has come for grand finale to join BJP by BJP ... ie: BJP (Party) by B J Poojary...
    HK Bantwal has set all basic ground for final tournament at Bantwal... let us see which cock will win........ the game...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Rai is a sopt spoken politician and better he reconcile with Poojary if any confusion within them

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Whole billava community youths are with Harikrishna Bantwal this time. Now rai is scared of loosing deposit.

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  • Praveen s, Permannur

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    He joined party which killed poojarys political carrier... Which face he is tell nalin take blessing from poojary..if it is true poojary indirectly setting with bjp from last 30 years to come power in dk....political leaders take other in name of constitution and god....they know how to deal with oaths..... People should discuss development Amanda ...

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  • Common man, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Its not matter of harikrishna bantwal....but wat he told no people should understand...Y Rai used abusing words against senior leader JP sir.It shows the culture of him.

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  • Mona, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    he might be instructed by the higher ups in the BJP to create some issues in the district or he is creating his own useless ideas to please and impress his higher ups useless fellow.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    SILLY, CHILDISH AND FOOLISH MAN!
    TRYING DESPERATELY FOR CHEAP PUBLICITY.
    IT IS BEST TO IGNORE HIM THAN WASTE YOUR TIME.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    How this people take the holy name of God Manjunatha to thier dirty tounge and mind,
    request leader of community warn them and keep out of the any of thier programes,
    Harikrishna bantwal is digging his own grave.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Only Harikrishna Bantwal is shown in the video..... Journalists were not shown, they want to be in safer side and planned and prepared well....

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  • Ramesh, Kasaragod

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Mulla Rahim Rai won't mind taking vow at Dharmasthala. Ask him to take vow at Mosque..

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  • Orton Cordeira, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    One more joker added to Jokers Party

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  • Akash salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Harikrishna bantwal is bringing billava cast factor for political gains.where he was when kavya poojary,harish poojary and pravin poojary losted their innocent life. He is like fish with out water now,he knows very well there is no future in bjp for his political carrier.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Harikrishna Bantwal is a professional Lair ...

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  • Pandu, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    lion's lair or tiger's lair?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Mankeys Tail ...

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  • Vinod.raj, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Hari Krishna Bantwal already joined communal BJP. So his issues are love jihad, cow, oppose new year celebration, oppose pope visit India, 3talaq, Haj subsidies, Taj Mahal demolition, Ram Mandir, change the constitution, etc.. Rai & Poojary both are congress leaders, hence you are a BJP man , its not your business in congress internal matter.....

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  • Vinod.raj, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    As far as Janardhan poojary concern now..
    Poojary"s heart now feeling for RSS........
    Poojary"s mind now feeling for BJP........
    Poojary"s thinking now similar to Kallada Prabhar Bhat,Ananth Kumar Hegde,Togadia,Pramod Muthalik,

    BJP= B.Janardhan poojary..

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    BJP's only development is bad mouthing and raising controversies, thats all. Has anyone seen BJP's development physically in reality, None, only Disasters.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    One more budding FEKU politician, expecting a bright future...????
    lol.... DOMBARATA specialists...,

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  • Mangalore Mirror, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    This useless guy has been shown his place, well done journalists. He has nothing at all to talk and that's why all this drama to remain in the limelight by hook or crook. Let him contest the election and I repeat he will be shown his place by voters as well, period.

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  • Amith, USA

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    What to do?????? Moral-less, BESHARAM JANARU trying their best from all available means, wether it's Bantwal, or Putter or Kundapur or Somalia!!!!

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  • hussain, mangalorea

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    difference between and amongst congress leaders is non of business of BJP leaders

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