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Karkala: Local Congress leader resigns from party on eve of election results


R B Jagadish
Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (EP)

Karkala, May 14: Xavier D'Mello, Congress party leader and former member of taluk panchayat here on Monday May 14 resigned from his post and from Congress party membership, on the eve of the results of Karnataka assembly elections.

Addressing a press meet here, he said that he has been a member of Congress party for the past forty years, during which he shouldered several responsibilities. "I have submitted my resignation to Karkala block Congress from the primary membership of Congress," he said, adding that he was resigning to make way for younger people in the party.


Criticising the Congress for not giving preference to youth, he said, "Youth should be given priority in Congress party. As only elders are holding positions in the party, young people are staying away from it. Senior people like me should work for the betterment of the party without expecting posts. It will make Congress stronger in the grassroots. I am pained by the way the party office-bearers in Karkala assembly constituency function. They should create opportunities for those who are proactive and work for the party. This way they should strengthen the party at least for the future," he said.

"The party is bigger than the individual for me. All should follow that principle. The party has provided an ordinary activist like me several opportunities. I have performed responsibilities including gram panchayat member, president, taluk panchayat member, APMC member, coconut fibre corporation member, etc. I have decided that it is not fair on my part to accept more posts while depriving young people of them," he added.


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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Who is this Mahan leader ??

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  • Sonia, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    He must have resigned long back...atleast congress wouldnt have lost.what 40 yrs service he is speaking about.no body know him...n even if they know him atleast not by his service.trying to get sympathy by people.today he realized youngsters should be given chance...till now he was sleeping.he thinks public is fool.gud at least now he resigned.better late than never.

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  • Sonia, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    He must have resigned before elections...not now...atleast congress would have not lost . People like him are the ones who destroyed the party unity. He thinks public is fool to believe his sympathetic comments.i dont know wht service he gave to the society...n dat too 40 years...what a joke.nwaz gud decisions atleast now.

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  • bsavanna, belman

    Tue, May 15 2018

    There is a chance for Xavier D'Mello to become the Anna Hazare of Belman

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Wow...he already is Anna Hazare of Belman...

    ...JH...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Money Talks 😁

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Question is why at last minute?Some threat calls from x persons?There must be really grave reason I feel.never mind,oneday will be the answer out.Now can youngones take up the fight.

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  • MR, Bangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Strange!May be BJP leaders handed him a big fat cheque to resign.

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  • sudhakar poojary, belapu-kaup

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Dear all, pls dont disturb him he is very intelligent person. he thought 2maro is too late to eat sweet better today is good. anchala shani graha pura congress dakala pira thirgondhu undu. Xavier sir eni yedda dina pole bye bye..bag pathondara..

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Mon, May 14 2018

    ..why cant he just wait another day!!..

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  • Arun Sanil, Karkala

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Not heard of hm. Who is he ?

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  • basavanna, belman

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Xavier has resigned as expected. He had become a liability to the congress and had been sidelined during election campaign for the assembly elections. He has not resigned to make a way to the youths as reported and he was working for congress since last 35 years , not 40 years. He must have felt that there is no future for him in the party.
    Congress party has given him much more than he deserved.

    I wish him good luck. Still he can serve the people even though he is 60. I request him to continue his only good work.

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  • Sheikh, Karkala

    Mon, May 14 2018

    He has resigned to make way for youngsters. Can someone pass this message to yadyurappa ajjer?

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  • Arman, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    It's a message to so called senior leaders of karkala congress.... didn't have chance to Mr uday shetty. Karkala Sunil kumar will win with big margin.

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  • AVS, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Why not Siddaramaiah?

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  • Jembar Bappu, Bajpe

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Nope πŸ‘Ž don’t disturb yeddiji !!!
    He is dreaming of swearing 🀬 in ceremony

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  • Gopala, UK

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Mr. Xavier statement is not very clear!
    One should give the way to youth, all members 60+ years old has to be out form all the positions of any political party, other than advisory board members.
    But why the resignation form primary membership? (Politics with in Politics makes you stupid)

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Perhaps he knows results of Karkala before even votes are counted....smart guy...He could be 60...there are people in his party in their 80s and 90s( Moily, Oscar and Poojary) who are still not ready to retire...compared to them this guy is better...

    ...JH...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, May 14 2018

    But why giving away primary membership?

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  • Muskan, Mumbai

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Something very fishy, if he had thought of younger generation then why quit at this hour and why not before the elections. Surely must have got some sweet packets from ............. and the picture of the election result looks clear now

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