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Postcard News editor Mahesh Vikram Hegde to contest on BJP ticket from Moodbidri?


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 15: With just a few hours to go for BJP’s announcement of its second list of candidates for the Karnataka polls, the name of Mahesh Vikarm Hegde, co-founder and editor of Postcard News, as one of the ticket aspirants is making rounds.

According to sources, Mahesh Hegde has expressed his intention to contest as a BJP candidate from the Moodbidri constituency.

Hegde who was arrested on charges of spreading fake news by the central crime branch, Bengaluru on March 28, was released just a couple of days ago.

Hailing from Moodbidri, Hegde's rise as an aspirant comes close to the controversy generated by his website, Postcard News. He has close to a lakh followers on Twitter and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of them.

The BJP which has failed to secure even a single term from Moodbidri in the last four decades, now seems to be placing its bets on Hegde.

With the growing factionalism within the Congress incumbent MLA Abayachandra, MLC Ivan D'Souza and Congress youth leader Mithun Rai, who are vying to contest on the party ticket from the same constituency, the moment seems to be opportune for the BJP to take a strike at the Congress bastion.

"Hegde's chances of winning as a BJP candidate are stronger. Hence, the Congress government is hell bent to see him behind the bars," a source says.

He further adds that Hegde’s arrest was 'coordinated'. He was arrested on March 28, just before four continuous holidays, so that he could not be produced before the court. When the high court stayed the CCB’s proceeding and Hegde was given bail, he was again arrested in relation to another case by the Karwar police. "The Congress government in fact wanted to see to it that he is behind bars until elections," a person close to Hegde said.

"There is no doubt that his arrest is politically motivated with the state government’s hand in it," he adds.

The arrest of Mahesh Hegde was heavily condemned by BJP leaders, including union minister Anantkumar Hegde.

"It is up to the party high command to select the candidates. However, if Hegde is chosen from Moodbidri, we are sure that people will support him," says the source.

BJP district general secretary Umanath Kotian who contested from Moodbidri constituency as a BJP candidate in 2013 assembly polls, hopes to get a ticket even this time. Speaking to daijiworld, he confirmed that he is an aspirant but said it was ultimately the decision of the party high command regarding who would be awarded the ticket.

The 2013 assembly elections saw altogether 1,28,808 people cast their polls from Moodbidri constituency. Kotian lost to Abayachandra Jain at 3.54 per cent margin. While INC received 41.29 percent vote, BJP got 37.75 percent in the constituency in 2013.


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  • Babu, Mangalore/Dubai.

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Nagesh Acharya is right candidate for moodbidri or in mulki because he knows to almost peoples.

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  • santhu biruve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    100% its Umanath Kotian in Moodbidiri...this is just to confuse the voters.

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  • K c poojari, Bangalore

    Thu, Apr 19 2018

    All billavas should support to kotian this time

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  • Ashi, Moodbidri

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    No one knows Mahesh in Moodbdiri. The right candidate would be Sudharshan from BJP for Moodbidri

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Going to jail is a valid qualification to get seat.

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  • rajesh bahrain, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Umanath kotian is the right candidate for BJP very simple innocent and sincere in social and cultural activities.

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  • Salam, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Think who is karnataka BJP president? Gol mal yeddi.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    BJP once again proving it is a fake people party, Anyway good for congress, he loose his deposit in moodabidre.

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  • MoodbidriNaagarika, Moodbidri

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Was all support for Mr. Umanath Kotian and now if unknowns and criminal background like Mahesh is given ticket, then our vote to Abhay Chandra Jain. Hope they choose Umanath Kotian as he could give a strong fight and possibly win!

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  • Charan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Good luck Anna,
    Your win will be victory of truth,

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  • SMR, karkala

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Fake Degree!
    Fake Videos!
    Fake Photos!
    Fake website!
    Fake Candidate!
    BJP's bakery is only good in producing 'Fakery'.

    For Prime Minister Modi who himself follows everyday on social media who issues rape and murder threat, Mahesh Vikram Hegde founder of Postcard.com is another aspiring Kamala from Kichad.

    Karnataka Election Watch and Association for Democratic Rights(ADR) that have analysed the affidavit of the incumbent MLA's, revealed that 19 of the 57 sitting MLAs who have secured tickets for 2018 polls from BJP face criminal charges.
    Even before Adityanath declared his repugnance towards lawlessness before the assembly elections last year, it was Narendra Modi, during his prime ministerial campaign in Hardoi, UP, who had thumped his chest while announcing that even BJP legislators and those in the National Democratic Alliance will not be spared if they are found with criminal antecedence.
    A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the grace to correct it before it does any more harm. The prime minister, unfortunately, has shown no signs of having either of these virtues.
    "I would like to reassure the nation that none of the guilty persons will be spared. Justice will be done. All of us will have to work together to end this evil within our society," the prime minister tweeted on Friday night.
    By offering ticket to the Hegde, he has done exactly opposite to his own statements
    Jai hind

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Dear BJP High command,
    Its a shame that you are supporting a fake news peddler. He should be behind bars for vitiating the atmosphere . He has tried to foment trouble and must be punished.

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Who is this Blind admi?

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  • Sampath, India

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    We don't worry about who contest

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  • Arun Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Fellow from U.S.A.: How do you Indians identify criminals?
    Indian Citizen: Simple, we check out who our Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows on Twitter.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    100% he will loose his deposit money too....

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Ok please go ahead with his ticket.Thanks for making Mithun Rai job easy.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    He looks like Dawood's baap — a rowdy sheeter for fake news — what a lovely choice of the Bhrashtachar Janta Party! Why not call him Yogi Mahesh Vikarm Hegde and his bosses Saint Chaddiyurappa, Saint Vomit Shah and Prime Moron Lord Narendra NoMore!

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  • El En T, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Vote for Fakuiest
    Fake symbol Loot us

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  • Change, K'taka

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Getting into jail by doing crime, and indulging in communal disturbance is part of recruitment in the so called patriotic party . He fulfilled it and now he is eligible.

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Another Feku in the making. Aren't people getting enough of this?????...

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  • IQBAL, abudhabi

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    feku deserved for contesting from Feku team

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  • Prakash D'Souza, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Now Jhoot Bolne waala represents BJP,, People wake up do you want this Jhoot bolne waala candidate to represent your constituency ? He spend his life in spreading in fake news, and created situation like riots, disharmony in our country.. this is the true face of BJP, the balatkaari Janatha Party.. Decide whether you want security,savior for your women or rapist ?

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  • Ranjoo Shetty, Hubli

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    I suggest you to check the facts before making rubbish statements friend. He has shown the power of unity through his online news. May be according to you guys it's a fake news portal. But managed to help 2 families and a school childrens meal. We mangaloreans being knowledgeable let's stop damaging the image of one person based on one fact..

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    ..Congress will loose who ever contest..but Kotian will be fair choice for BJP..Kotian is senior should be given ticket, Vikram is young can contest later..

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  • Truth teller, Karnataka

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    What's the surprise!? He has got perfect qualifications to join BJP!! Yeddy, Mahesh, Shobha, Bacchhe Gowda etc etc will surely take Karnataka into the 22nd century!!!

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    we will support umanath kotian only..

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    zoot bhole....., kavva kaate...!!!

    lol

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  • Desi Admi, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    If guys like Ivan and Mithun chakraborty can contest, why not Mahesh Hegde? If he plays his cards well, he can. He would use the communal card. When Siddu can divide Hindus by giving separate religion to Lingayats, When RG can change religion and attire as per the situation and stage. Nothing should stop the opposition. If anyone does, then its hypocricy. Lage Raho , Lage Raho..

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  • Nasir, Bajpe

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Oh God, save us from these goons and rowdies who will represent the people.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    BJP is in need of such candidates who are good in lies.
    Jhoot bolo tho sach lagna chahiye. Wah!

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  • Indian, Kudla

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Mdri constituency wont be with Congress anymore... Abhay knew this & thats why he had told he is not interested

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Anna, Abhayachandra told "I will make way to young leader in next election" during his 2013 election itself. He openly said, this (2013) will be his last contest. Congress will definitely going to have tough time here this time!

    But, FEKU (post) Card will not run in Moodbidri for sure!!!

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    He might be hailing from Moodabidri but this guy is unknown to this area. There is a good chance for BJP if Umanath is given a ticket else it is again Congress.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Whoever it may be...
    BJP win guaranteed 😎

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  • SATHISHA SHETTY, Siddakatte

    Sun, Apr 15 2018

    Wrong info...99% ticket will go Umanath Kotian...

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