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Cong's Ramanath Rai loses Bantwal, BJP workers gherao his car with 'Modi' chant


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, May 15: B Ramanath Rai, who was touted to win the Bantwal seat for Congress, has lost the election to BJP's Rajesh Naik.

After 17 out of 18 rounds of counting, Rajesh Naik was ahead with 93815 votes while Rai was behind by 78128 votes.

Rajesh Naik soon after the results, said that the mandate was agiainst the Siddaramaiah government. "For the last five years as a common BJP workers I have worked in my constituency of Bantwal. People accepted my service and decided to send me to the state assembly as their representative."

"Also this is a victory of the BJP workers of Bantwal for their hardwork," he added.

When Ramanath Rai came to the counting centre, jubilant BJP workers who had gathered in large numbers gheraoed Rai's car and chanted 'Modi, Modi', hailing the Prime Minister. The BJP supporters threw bottles at Rai's car and shouted slogans in support of Modi. The police intervened and took the sitution under control, after which Rai's car was able to pass.

As of now, the BJP in Dakshina Kannada has won five seats from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2018 Assembly elections the results of which were declared today on May 15. BJP's Bharath Shetty won from Mangaluru North, Umanath Kotian from Moodbdri constituency, S. Angara from Sullia and Sanjeev Mathandur from Puttur.

Meanwhile, the Congress party has retained the Ullal Assembly Constituency seat with its candidate U T Khader winning the assembly election. He defeated his nearest BJP rival Santhosh Kumar Rai by 35,594 votes. Santhosh Rai Boliyar secured 20561 votes followed by K Ashraf from the JD(S) who secured 2028 votes.

Counting of votes is being held at Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Higher Primary School, Bondel (Belthangady, Moodbidri and Mangaluru North) and Mahatma Gandhi Centenary PU College, Bondel (Mangaluru South, Mangaluru, Bantwal, Puttur and Sullia).

Leads put out by the Election Commission of India on the Karnataka Assembly results show BJP ahead of Congress with 81 seats to the incumbent government’s 48, while the JD(S) is definitely emerging as an important third factor with 36 seats.

Counting of Karnataka votes began sharp at 8 am on Tuesday, May 15.

Counting is on in 222 constituencies of the 224-seat Assembly. Voting was not held in two seats. Any party that touches 112 will get the clean majority to form government.


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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Even before forming the Govt. By winning a few seats the BJP workers started their dirty job. Can imagine if they had to form the Govt. what would have happened. It runs in their DNA. Very sad.

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  • SMR, karkala

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Let me first congratulate BJP for the performance. Failing in exam or losing election are destiny which won't remain the same.
    This behaviour of BJP is unacceptable. In the past they have brutally attacked one of the trusted aide.
    At least the winning BJP candidate should know how to crowd control. People have given the mandate for change for better governance. It is not for attacking or weakening the opposition.

    Jai Hind

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Please go back to September 2008, and this is another repetition. How many attacks against the Christian Churches when BJP took control of Karnataka?

    Glad that you are blaming this action of the BJP followers. You can't stop them.

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  • varun birva, KUDLA

    Tue, May 15 2018

    PILI GE BODA SHEERA MOMENT

    DisAgree [16] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • JK, southkanara

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Tiger dance is over ... Micky mouse cartoon will commence soon... Cong and JDS plan to get power... These power hungry stupids are like fish out of water and will do all dirty tricks to join hands with their rival - Devegowda and JDS. Where ever RAGA went congress was totally pulled out from power for their appeasement policy of minirity in our society...
    MAADIDUNNO MAHARAYA....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Rai,

    Any chance of putting Kalladka Bhat behind bars???...
    BJP guys are not saints...but this guy had to go....GONE...

    ...JH...

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  • Santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Tue, May 15 2018

    MODI MODI MODI.... Nothing can stop Modi wave...BURNOL got out of stock for so called sickuler people

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  • Jack Lobo, MANGALORE

    Tue, May 15 2018

    What human can't GOD can ...!!

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Ramanth Rai's defeat was a foregone conclusion. He has enjoyed the loaves and fishes of office for far too long and it was high time he was shown the door. While I wouldn't like to comment on the allegations of his leaning towards a particular community, his performance as the District in charge as well as the Forest Minister has been pathetic. He should have taken up the cudgels for us when Yettinahole was being planned. In stead, he did not lift a finger and in fact joined with those who were in favour of the project. He was indifferent towards the needs of his own people. As the Forest Minister, the less said about him the better. Forests are being plundered all over the state and this man was just not bothered. While I am disappointed that persons like J R Lobo and Mohidin Bava have been dislodged, Ramanath Rai's defeat does not come as a surprise at all. He deserved to lose.

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  • jyothiShetty, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Erena vote ejjandhe sothini?
    Aani erena vote du gendhini?

    DisAgree [7] Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

  • Dinkar, mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Well said jyothi S, I agree With ur Comment.

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  • Devkumar, Mangalore/Himalayan Cave No.786

    Tue, May 15 2018

    ramnath raire...eelada eeni pelkai da gatti malda..kadpode....!!

    DisAgree [12] Agree [27] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ravi, Puttur

    Tue, May 15 2018

    SARKAR BANA NAHI. ASLI RANG DIKANA SHURU HOGAYA

    DisAgree [13] Agree [23] Reply Report Abuse

  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, May 15 2018

    NOT ONLY GULF INDIANS, ENTIRE WORLD FAVORS MODI!!!

    DisAgree [75] Agree [63] Reply Report Abuse

  • SP ,LR, MLR

    Tue, May 15 2018

    I Dont

    DisAgree [24] Agree [42] Reply Report Abuse

  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Not me.

    DisAgree [41] Agree [45] Reply Report Abuse

  • Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Never.

    DisAgree [15] Agree [33] Reply Report Abuse

  • Arman, DUBAI

    Tue, May 15 2018

    A BIG "NO"........
    NOT IN MY NAME

    DisAgree [12] Agree [32] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 16 2018

    @JK Udipi,no no,you can tell only you r name .But not whole world.There are other worthy persons than your ...Definately not me.I am sure here something has gone wrong,I believe it was not with right methods voting or counting was done.

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  • Prakash D'Souza, Mangalore / Dubai

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Those People who are in Gulf Today and are supporting BJP on the grounds of religion , I request them to go to
    Mangalore and request your leader to offer you a best jobs for them and for their Children and give you better future,
    because these supported voters knows that their leader are only fit for Hindu-Muslim, Hindu-Christian and other issues
    and other than that they cant offer any development, Growth and Prosperity of our state Nor they have any agenda for
    development, providing jobs.

    DisAgree [53] Agree [66] Reply Report Abuse

  • SP ,LR, MLR

    Tue, May 15 2018

    It was My View , you are 100 % Right , you are Earning in Muslim Country & Back Stabbing

    DisAgree [36] Agree [41] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Tue, May 15 2018

    SP, LR, MLR,

    As a minority in Hindu majority country (i am not telling here Hindu country) you can write anything (words some persons are writing is disgusting!!!) about Hindus just because they support a political party which support them, is it not BACK STABBING. Every citizen has the right to support whichever the party he likes. You people can support congress party or any other party which appease you just for vote bank, that's fine for you....

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  • RK Shetty / Dubai, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Don't tell BJP supporters leave country if we support BJP........ What you doing in Middle east ...go to Europe that where you have your supporters.

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  • Vikhas, vikhas2012@gmail.com

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Main reason for Ramanath Rai defeat is minority appeasement neglecting majority people. Second reason school children food stopped from temple fund. Third reason talking against our Senior leader Janardana Poojary. Otherwise he had never lost his seat.

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Karnataka is state with high percentage of literacy.
    The petty caste based goodies might work in Tamilnadu but not in Karnataka. Even educated Muslims themselves are embarrassed by excessive pampering by Congress. The Lingayath divide and Tippu jayanthi has cost Congress dearly.

    Ramanath Rai's open war on Kalladka Bhat and stopping of mid day meal grant has bitten him back. His open declaration that he had won by Muslim votes in last elections also hit him back! You can not represent only Muslims or only Christians or only Hindus.

    BJP should understand that people will throw them too if they entertain the dals and other trouble makers in Mangalore.

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  • Devkumar, Mangalore/Himalayan Cave No.786

    Tue, May 15 2018

    No Comment.....No Comment....No Comment....
    silence speaks louder than speech...

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  • Abhi, Kudla

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Why Ramaanat should come to counting centre ? Its a counting process of people decision for a right leader.

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  • William Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    EVM ghotala

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Shame on you!

    DisAgree [15] Agree [29] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sam DSilva, Bondel

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Shame on for saying Evm gotala

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Some in the Daiji platform had said, in DK/Udupi, except North Mangalore, all seats will be won by BJP.

    Congratulation to all the winning candidate. Please work for the betterment of our society Ininfra structure. the coastal belt is far behind than Mysore, Hassan, Bangalore belt.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Pls allow him to rest in……………….

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  • Pirki, Mangalore

    Tue, May 15 2018

    Puche...

    DisAgree [3] Agree [19] Reply Report Abuse

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