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Karnataka polls: Why coastal districts blew away the political deck of Congress


By Harsha Raj Gatty
StoryInfinity for Daijiworld

Mangaluru, May 24: Tagged as a Hindutva lab and a communal hotbed, in 2013 the coastal districts proved the critics wrong by thrusting Congress to power. Back then at the assembly polls, the INC had secured 7 out of eight seats in Dakshina Kannada (DK), three in Udupi and 3 in Uttara Kannada. The Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP), then in literal sense was uprooted from coastal districts and retained power only in three polling constituencies.

But come 2018 polls, the same districts sprung surprise again. Of the 19 seats the Congress has retained only three constituencies, whereas the rest 16 are bagged by the BJP with overwhelming majority. The shockwave sent by the voters was even felt by veteran Congress leaders like MLA Ramanath Rai who faced defeat by a margin of 15,971 votes. In Udupi, minister for fisheries, youth empowerment and sports Pramod Madhwaraj faced voters' axe by 11,788 and in Uttara Kannada Congress retained power only at Yellapur and Haliyal.

In total over a dozen sitting MLAs faced voters' wrath in the coastal districts, and were sent backpacking home. This despite the district being relatively stable in terms of law and order situation compared to predecessors, which was marred by mob vigilantism, communal incidents, religious discord.

The unexpected voting trend of the constituents has puzzled even the most veteran socio-political observers such as Suresh Bhat Bakrabail. "The result comes as a surprise to me as well. I really cannot put it in words, but probably the anti-incumbency factor had played a role," he says. The 71-year-old does not rule out communal polarisation among other factors. "BJP has made concerted effort to create communal divide in the region. Massive amount of misinformation was spread at outset of murder of Sharath Madivala, Deepak Rao, it was enough to create distrust among religious groups and affect the decision-making ability of the people as voters," he says.

He further adds that despite promising performance by former KAS officer and Congress MLA J R Lobo, and even sitting MLA Ramanath Rai, they were no match to the dynamic and aggressive campaigning style of BJP. "With leaders like PM Modi and Amit Shah, the party gives a larger than life image. Our people being the consumers of Bollywood like it that way, there is a culture of star warship. You cannot act an ordinary soul and claim to lead the people. People expect extraordinary traits from you," he adds in a jest.

In fact, media analyst Srinivas Nandagopal observed that every campaign team had one full time RSS pracharak, who on door to door visit spoke to the household about imminent threat by domination by minority community. "Unlike the Congress volunteers who simply distributed pamphlets and walked-off, BJP campaigners were more well-versed and convincing with their polarisation dialogues," he says. He also added, similar to former CM Siddaramaiah, even local leaders such as legislators Ramanath Rai overdid the minority appeasement, which irked their own voters.


'Page-Pramukh'

In his congratulatory message, DK MP Nalin Kumar Kateel added how the BJP maintained a silent campaign, yet gained effective result with 'Page-Pramukh'. "For every page of the voters list, BJP had assigned a volunteer, whose job was to ensure that the people in the list voted for BJP," he said.

The BJP along with its allied organisation VHP, RSS has mobilised close to 30,000 volunteers in the coastal districts. Suresh Bhat who collects chronology of communal incidents also corroborates with the fact that in the last few months, there have been barely any communal incidents. "It means, these people were engrossed with the campaign activities," he says.

The embarrassment comes more to the Congress MLAs, since seasoned political veterans of Congress were pitted against political novices of the BJP in key constituencies such as BJP leader Vedavyas Kamath (Mangalore South) against Congress leader J R Lobo, at Mangalore North Dr Bharath Shetty (BJP) against Congress MLA B A Mohiuddin Bava, Rajesh Naik (BJP) against Ramanath Rai (Congress) in Bantwal, Harish Poonja (BJP) against Vasanth Bangera (Congress) at Beltangady. At Puttur, Sanjeev Matandoor debuted as MLA and S Angara continued his victory streak at Sullia for the 6th time.

Similarly in Udupi, there was a saffron-wash, where all the five seats were taken over by the BJP, including that of former state minister for sports Pramod Madhwaraj.

Speaking to StoryInfinity, K Phaniraj, member of Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike (KKSV) said that the Congress leaders were too self absorbed in themselves. "In the last four years they didn't think of the party or the constituents, it’s only a year since some development was seen. Unlike DK, our district cannot be polarised but it is only the anti-incumbency that played its role," he says. Similarly, voters were upset with Vinay Kumar Sorake (Kaup) over performance issue, he says.

Also, a Congress worker points out an internal rift spoilt party's prospectus in Karkala (Udupi district). Apparently, Former MLA Gopal Bhandary was not even interested to contest this time, in fact Muniyal Udaykumar Shetty was a safe bet for the Congress from Karkala. However Veerappa Moily was interested to place his son Harsha Moily from the seat. "But, when the state high command decided against Moily's preference and suggested Muniyal Udaykumar Shetty, allegedly to avenge humiliation, Moily pulled a few strings in Delhi and saw to it Gopal Bhandary's name was re-listed. Bhandary contested half-heartedly and we came second in the constituency," he says.

In the midst of high public speculation of sitting Congress MLA Pramod Madhwaraj switching sides with BJP, the leader's long maintained silence also cost the party. "Madhwaraj never came out with any clarification, until recently. This affected the morale of the cadre and confused Congress voters, who did not turn up at the polling booth," Phaniraj says.

Subsequently Udupi BJP candidates received a massive voters' mandate: (re-elected) Halady Srinivas Shetty (Kundapur) 1,02,664 votes, B M Sukumar Shetty (Byndoor) 95,319, Raghupati Bhat (Udupi) 84,291, Lalji R Mendon (Kaup) 75,893 and (re-elected) V Sunil Kumar (Karkala) 90,706 votes.

In Uttara Kannada district, it was completely Modi-Wave that caught the youth's imagination says journalist Ramesh Ankola. "They are young, they don't know the implication of the Hindutva agenda floated by the BJP, so being naive and have voted for them," he says.

The polarisation views floated by the BJP and its allies following the death of Paresh Mesta, also deeply affected the voters decision especially the fishermen community who form major share of BJP vote bank. "Only in Haliyal, Congress sitting MLA RV Deshpande can confidently say it has won with a significant margin, at Yellapur AH Shivaram barely escaped with less than 1500 margin," Ramesh said.

While analysts hail BJP's effective campaign, they also notice that it was 'Brand Modi' than BJP that makes the party relevant. "If you noticed, post election, no one cheered the name of the candidate or the party, it was Modi, Modi all the way," Srinivas Nandagopal says.

While Udupi was a walk in the park for BJP due to anti-incumbency, the pollsters commended BJP's calculated risk of setting up Bunt candidates in Billawa dominated DK, at Uttara Kannada overconfidence and poor grassroot links of Congress leaders contributed to their losses.

Meanwhile, post election, a few Congress legislators in DK have expressed suspicion on the EVMs and said that they would soon file a written complaint with the EC.


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  • Rakesh shetty, Bangalore

    Sat, May 26 2018

    I believe people of coastal district have NOT voted against local congress representative but it was against the siddaramiah`s arrogance and his anti-hindu stand. Congress MLA`s just had to face this heat in-spite of their good work in the twin district.

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  • SMR, karkala

    Sat, May 26 2018

    The grand old party Congress would have not faced this day in Coastal Karnataka if they have taken the case of RTI activist murder by 'NAMO' founder. It has also lost great opportunity if they pursued the case against Ragheswar Bharati disciple rape and murder case more seriously.

    The whole political fortune would have shaken for BJP in three districts of Coastal karnataka and Tamilnadu if Congress taken the matter more seriously.

    If Congress ever wanted to come back in coastal they need this case to be investigated more rigorously and need to check security business under the threat protection from fanatic organisation.

    In other hand RSS ground workers have done their job more perfectly than Congress would have even imagined.

    The Coastal Karnataka is once again know proved to be the citadel of RSS and BJP for Hindutva lab.

    Jai Hind

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Fri, May 25 2018

    Cheaters of the year BJP and its supporters paid media bagwa terrorists rss fair election gendere awandinakulu dongi maltud win ayer indu BJP culture

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    It is a surprise that some people are surprised by the verdict of coastal karnataka.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    for mangalore it is easy to understand.
    1. Modi wave.
    2. Light house hill road naming.
    3. tipu jayanthi.
    anyway there was no development in last fifteen years,
    so lets not fool ourselves that development is the issue in mangalore, else why is it that its always a Christian from congress and a GSB from BJP ?

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  • Anil, Brahmavar / Bangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Brazen cow theft, Tippu Jayanti, Haris Nalapad son's dadagiri, day light murders (both side) appeasement politics costed Congress very very dearly .
    I am curious to know , who advised Siddu.... Tippu Jayanti ? !!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    in cong-jds coalition govt., v can eat beef. v stopped cattle ban slaughter in karnataka.

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  • kp, udupi

    Fri, May 25 2018

    some people are only fit for eating beef nothing else. they dont want development only eating beef.

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  • Pakodawala, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 24 2018

    It is difficult to understand how the so called literate regions of the state easily fall a prey to communal hysteria and lies. Have people lost their analytical and critical ability and have easily given over to mere emotions, false propaganda (and, of course, money)? Though literate districts, when will the reason and true conscience guide voters in these districts?

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Thu, May 24 2018

    E V M MAGIC

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  • Ravi, Kapu

    Thu, May 24 2018

    congress should get rid of these so called gandhis. Why can't they select someone like Pilot or Scindia as the party president??? Why no one in congress is speaking against these so called gandhis???

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  • Gokul, Mangalore

    Fri, May 25 2018

    Sushma Swaraj should lead BJP & restore its past glory..Now its run by a drama company by Modi-Amit Shah syndicate..Day by Day people anger rising against present BJP leadership in rest of India....Whereas Coastal BJP voters will still vote for BJP even if Petrol price croses 100 Rs or Economy collapses to dust...For them hindutva agenda is important than anything else....Even most educated like doctors, engineers, businessman have been brainwashed to the core..This blind following is totally exploited by modi-Shah gang with peanuts thrown to local leadership...

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  • Mute Spectator, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Coastal people have voted for Hindutva and not for Development.

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Now 2019 my vote for truth.. modi all the way

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    chaiwala is a big liar.

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  • Deepak, mangaluru

    Thu, May 24 2018

    When people are not up to that educated...... this will be the result .

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Its time tested formula if the majority community is made to feel insecure by whatever means, the majority community will get into a 'herd mentality' and follow the leader who feeds this insecurity. Everything else (like 'development' as in Mangalore)will be overlooked.
    Germany in 1930's , Rwanda, Bosnia etc are examples

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  • Mendonca, Bejai

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Yes, the majorities are brainwashed that the minorities will overpower them if they are given the power to rule. They are also told that very soon the minorities will become majorities and they will take key positions in the government departments by making use of reservation policy.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    What about EVM hacking as there was not any strong anti incumbacy factor and instead there was widespread resentment against the central Govts policies which have wrecked havoc on the common man.

    Selective hacking of EVM's in the Coastal Districts cannot be ruled out given the reputation of EVM's in every election since the last general election and may be in this case to give credit for the win to the Chief Campaigner.

    The people of Coastal Districts are educated and will not easily fall prey to Polirisation of communal politics.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    As per my opinion:

    1) Few selected BJP/RSS people at the last voted to BJP who ever has not voted.
    It would be around 5p.m. to 6 p.m. whereever the booth people are only BJP supporters.

    2) Congress should obtain Election Commissions voter list in which it is clearly visible who has voted and who have not voted and who are out of the country or who are out of destination yet their name is in the voter list voted by some BJP men for BJP.

    3) Few Christians haven't go out to vote to anybody and their votes also might be voted by the BJP /RSS men to BJP.

    4) Vedavyas Kamath wife urging voters in the name of Hindutva is available in the youtube and WhatsApp.
    PLUS BRAIN WASHED BY THE RSS MEN TO VOTE TO BJP IN THE NAME OF HINDUTVA.

    5) Twin Districts E.V.M's might have been fitted with Every Vote Modi kamala remote control.

    However, it is crystal clear from the voters voted for Hindutva and not for Developments.

    Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has accomplished vulnerable Job to the State of Karnataka with good developments. Yeddy the Ex Thief Minister praised Siddharamaiah.

    SIDDHARAMAIAH IS THE NUMBER ONE CHIEF MINISTER AMONG ALL THE INDIAN STATES.

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    where is that person who came by bullock cart to file nomination leaving behind luxury vehicle in cowshed.

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    one of disappointed personality..cannot digest the defeat..even after one week. while looking the percentage is on raise should arrange a special maas prayer on sunday...especially to these people for there welfare.
    walla..it's danger sign should dealt it from the beginning itself..accusing wrongly...which is no meaning.
    devre aareg eeda manas korad..amen.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    We the Christians pray not only on Sundays but we pray always in our homes for the nation as well as to all the nations of the world.

    We are not concentrating on India alone.
    WE CARE AND PRAY FOR ALL THE HUMANITY.

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Thu, May 24 2018

    One of the main reasons is that many minorities have voted for BJP by only looking at development slogan... ignoring some communal people of BJP who also comment on this forum...

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  • Santhosh Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Sounds like a pre poll canvassing . Wake up boss, its May 24th. Congress is washed out in Ktaka and clinging on HDKs JDS for survival, playing second fiddle.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    w/o chaiwala yeddy got 110 seats in 2008. faku & daku campaigned bjp lost & got 104 seats.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    being from mangalore you should have been intelligent enough not to talk about evm.
    either you are not from mangalore or acting dumb.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Dear mahesh mangalore,

    We are not following blindly as per the bhakts.

    We have our opinion and we have our own thoughts un-dictated by any leaders.

    IN MY OPINION E.V.M., IS ALSO A TOOL UTILISED BY THE BJP WORKED EVERY VOTE MODI CHAAIWAALA.

    Unlike the Bhakts do not wanted developments and they are liking communal violence to win votes.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Education results..... DK and Udupi always either no 1 or No 2.
    Voting percentage : DK no 1 & Udupi no2
    Election Results : Udupi No 1 And Dk no 2.

    Educated liberals vote for BJP. Educated fanatics & Ganji Giraakis Vote congress. Highest literal districts have voted for BJP. Least literal districts like Chikkodi votes for congress. This is why congress does not want people to be educated so that they can harvest their votes in the name of Indira Gandhi.

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  • kumar, mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Accept defeat graciously and move on. Why INC lost? Its not BJP which Polaris the public, it was INC. First encourage organisations life PFI, SDPI etc who butcher their enemies in broad day light and next withdraw police cases.Finally blame BJP/rss for these things.Gone are the days then people used to belive Main stream media. Now people come to know the truth via Social Media( though it has its own challenges). SO much malicious information was spread by INC from the beginning. INC people during last stage of the campaigning , wore saffron shawls and went around. Why such drama just for votes? This is what costed INC in coastal belt

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Entire credit goes to EVM ...

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I really agree with you Sir. Then how come this Scam party gets 78 Seats. We were expecting not more than 10 Seats for this Scam party and expecting Niddheramayya loosing at both the constituencies. If we see the result for Scam Party one can really doubt EVMs.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, May 24 2018

    EVM to be cancelled and ballot papers to be adopted for fair election without giving any scope of doubts to the voters.

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  • SP.belapu., kaup

    Thu, May 24 2018

    yes i agree, even my 10th may comments i said entire DK Mr. U.T.khader only win from congress.

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  • LC MADANTHYAR, Madanthyar

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Election should be conducted through ballot paper, then only reality will come into picture. Or otherwise EPIC should be linked to Aadhaar and online polling should be conducted.

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  • LC MADANTHYAR, Madanthyar

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Election should be conducted through ballot paper, then only reality will come into picture. Or otherwise EPIC should be linked to Aadhaar and online polling should be conducted.

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  • Neeraj Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    If its because o EVM BJP won here, then do you think another 8 seats was a problem for them?

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  • ali, mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    miss calculation

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Stopping Kalladka children's food..... This one act is enough for cong washout..

    For R.Rai ego became more important than duty.....

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  • Vikas, Kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    With every election results, one thing is becoming clear. More the people getting educated and transformation of technology pushing Congress down. Now they should change their approach otherwise days are not far party will be eliminated. Regional party (Khichidi) will become opposition which is further disaster.

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I HAD BEEN FREQUENTLY SAYING FROM PAST 6 MONTHS THAT EXCEPT KHADER NOBODY FROM CONGRESS WILL WIN IN DAKSHINA KANNADA AND ITS BECOME TRUE

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Thu, May 24 2018

    WHERE IS BANTWAL PILI?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    ಯೆಡ್ಡಿ ಈಗ ಇಲಿ.

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  • SP.belapu., kaup

    Thu, May 24 2018

    dont wory he wl be back soon.......

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Thu, May 24 2018

    PILI YEDDI(104) AANDA SIDDU REAL YELI(78)... HA HA HA.

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Thu, May 24 2018

    BJP manifesto is the false manifesto only (refer 2014 LS election manifesto and compare 4 year governance). They dont have any developmental manifesto during this election. Their manifesto is Hindutva and false allegations against other parities.
    They never speak about truth if they speak truth they never get any seats.
    It is peoples mandate anybody can cast his vote to any candidate/any party.
    Bhakts voted CM candidate who was corrupt and grilled.

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    i understand your frustration..to overcome just do yoga regularly.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    yeddy & shoba applied burnol. u 2... can

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Frustration people protested yesterday.
    Is there any sense for protests?
    Looser!

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Ayes..define loosers...104 is magical figure short of few..seats.

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    whatever it may be after all we are succeeded..it what counts at last..
    what the use now to analysie...do.it in party's office..
    sitting in a/c room and writing only comments cannot able to achieve anything..
    go and do ground work...need force behind..which congress lack behind..
    only depending upon votes of minorities will not able to gain anything..
    just see how all rallies conducted by bjp..and conducted.
    where is congress now..retained only.in history book.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    whatever b bjp win is like fish w/o water.

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  • SP.belapu., kaup

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Dear david pais, becaz of people like you morning to till night abusing PM modi and hate modi than what wl happend?. people united and supporting to win BJP in south canara. good politician like Mr. pramod madwaraj, Vinay kumar sorake, J.R.Lobo, Ramanth rai why they lose the seat ? just think of majority boss...pls control your self other wise 2019 also same result will come...jai tulundu.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    1st time in 70 years chaiwala & its bhakts abuse congress & da language used by da p.m., of india is not suited 2 p.m. position.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    1st time in 70 years chaiwala & its bhakts abuse congress & da language used by da p.m., of india is not suited 2 p.m. position.

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    10% of his supporters are educated fools who think the country is developing.
    The other 90% are Hindutva thugs who are ready to kill human for cows.

    Good luck India.
    Congress is coming in 2019.

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  • Kiran D Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Hindus are united & they are voting only for BJP. Even if you introduce ballot paper or stamp paper, nobody can stop BJP winning. Corrupt gang coming together from all over India will not have any impact on BJP. BJP is the only hope for this great nation. Why because, those who devided this nation along the lines of caste, creed, religion, reservation, appeasement, language barrier etc..etc... are punished by people everywhere because this is the educated generation. They know and understand who is doing what, who is saying what...! Siddaramaiah's all Bhagya's went in vain...

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Purely EVM game ...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 24 2018

    This one is easy also and difficult also to explain.
    Every one was taking it easy especially the Congress in the Coastal districts.
    In fact even I thought so.
    But what changed the picture?
    I tell you honestly Modijis arrival.
    All these seats are courtesy Modijis speeches only.
    BJP would have got 75.29 extra seats only through the efforts of Modiji !
    Same way come to Congress.Even I had given them 95.17 less as?
    Reasons you want aa? Take down
    1.Basavaji Ivanarva
    2.Sultanji Khatiji
    3.Vishweshwar Vishwa Raaya alias Kudlada Bush was
    4.Hum Pyaar Karten Hain Who Gussa kartein Hain
    And all that stuff brought it Down to 78 and that is why we see this " Berake" Government and dialogues like Ashwamedha Horse tied and all that stuff....
    Correct Analysis No?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    voters list marked tick from da e.c., will tell da truth. few people voted all absentee votes 2 bjp.

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  • LC MADANTHYAR, Madanthyar

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Election should be conducted through ballot paper, then only reality will come into picture. Or otherwise EPIC should be linked to Aadhaar and online polling should be conducted.

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  • LC MADANTHYAR, Madanthyar

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Election should be conducted through ballot paper, then only reality will come into picture

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  • LC MADANTHYAR, Madanthyar

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Election should be conducted through ballot paper, then only reality will come into picture

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  • varun birva, KUDLA

    Thu, May 24 2018

    box ige box napate agi change madi iduva sadyate untu munche madida age..

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  • Kelvin D, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Congress lost its christian votes to Bjp, especially the youth because of tipu jayanthi. Disgruntled people either voted bjp or abstained from voting to teach congress a lesson, christians are pained by this celebration. This controversy was not needed for the congress.

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  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Thu, May 24 2018

    this time smart people of Manglore and UDUPI got united and kicked CONG out of coastal K'ta. nothing can survive against HIDUTVA and MODI wave. People were fedup with appeasement politcs. Toght slap to so called sickuler people around DK and UDUPI.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    You said it yourself. Your governance is on religion basis. Where should non-Hindus go ?

    Is this because freedom was fought and gained from invaders ?

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Instead of political issues people here commenting on prayers, mockery of prayer is not an good idea for any one.

    Prayers has the power to change a stone hearted person. so be sensible in comments......thank you....

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Why should my tax money to go shadi bhagya scheme..

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Jeevan,

    If Shaadi Bhaagya takes place, rapes will be less. See at UP, people unable to pay dowry don't give their daughters in marriage so grown up men drag them away even when went to defecation.

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  • Sompa, Kodi Bengre

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Ninna hiriyer shadi maldijerda nank nina lekka onji jana kammi atu.

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  • yashaswini sharan, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Why should my hard earned tax money go to horse trading in goa, n eastern states, n flow down d drain during elections.

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  • Sanjay Sanil, Malpe / Udupi

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Can we have a system EVM machines print a slip and that will be deposited in a box locked and sealed.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Even the President comes from a political party nomination. Who will support hitting their won leg ? Even EVMs may have come with an option open to hack with favour to one party at any time.

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  • Sanjay Sanil, Malpe / Udupi

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I think you have to read between the lines again what I wrote.

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  • Chetan Serrao, Bangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Even our younger generation voters voted for BJP, there was mafia in all the constituencies of Mangalore,Udupi region.

    One of my christian friend asked a payment reciept from the Advocate, he has been made to roam around multiple police stations for asking the reciept, this is how our system works. Do you think asking reciept for the payment done is a crime?

    Even if we give Rs 10 to the bus conductor we ask for the ticket reciept. When such a scenario exists in our constituency, do you want me to vote for the same candidate in the election again and again? Don't you think there is Law and order problem?

    There is no fear factor to all those who do such things for the innocent people who go to such Lawyer asking for advice and they will be sent to police stations by filing fake complaints to scare them? Who is responsible for such a scenario? This system has to change, change is necessary. My poor innocent friend has kept all the complaints in front of GOD, because he doesn't have the influence or money power to fight. God will punish the culprit for sure.

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    "Tagged as a Hindutva lab and a communal hotbed" this is all thats needed to create the Soup.

    Past 60 years all that happened was people loved each-other beyond caste.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I can go on writing about the failures of Congress, in spite of the good work done by Coastal MLAs.

    We call ourselves intelligent people of Karnataka, yet, we get emotional to the lies about religion, false promises which will never be fulfilled.

    Congress leaders wasted time on Tippu Jayanti, and many other schemes.

    Whatever good work done by Congress was never conveyed powerfully to the voters as most of them are poor speakers themselves, lack knowledge of modern tools at their disposal.

    Worst of all they were simply riding on their past success for a bit too long.

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Thanks for
    Pappu" s road show
    Prakash Rai frequent visit to DK
    Jignesh mevani humble speech
    Khangress and PFI alliance
    Tippu / Topi jayanti
    Withdrawal of communal criminal cases for vote bank
    Killing BJP / RSS activist.
    Supporting terror outfits for political gain

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Shri Shri Ravishankar predicted that under Modi the US Dollar would be Rupees 40...............I think what he actually meant was that One US cent would be Rupees 40, and we are steadily reaching there.

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    People of coastal area voted against Khangress and PFI alliance...

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  • Mahi, mangaluru

    Thu, May 24 2018

    And in 2013 voted against Bhrashtar janatha party and its communal allience.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    A message to BJP fans.... You people still voted for a corrupt politician to become a CM. So much for your anti-corruption stance. Modi has been a disappointment.

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Here we speak fall of congress...a fool guy.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Even Hitler was given mandate by his people though he was masscred 6 million jews. Similarly some People in india still vote for Modi despite knowing the facts that BJP failed to offer stable governance during 4 years now. All the promiaes given before 2014 are blow up. Bhakhts are pretending to be blind after the prices of petrol diesel gas and other basic daily commoditiies. Qualified youths are advice to go after pakoda business. Rupee weakened against the dollar. Maoists attacks increased. Billions of money looted and flee the country. Sitiuation at borders across north and north east worsening day by day. As we see and read in daily current affairs
    dalits are tortured and killed eapecially in BJP ruled states. Minorities are lynched for allegedly storing beef. The problem with these bhakhts are that they are following only communal agenda not the development like how Gujarat was threatened by Nagpurians an yet they rule since 2002 riots. Althoug those Congress MLA from cosastal karnatka justified their portfolio but yet not elected. These are the core points why coastal karnataka regions not given mandate to congress. In last election congress came to power only due to yeddyurappas KJP which has divided BJP votes. Hope BJP will be shown the doors by congress backed allience in 2019.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Moshu, US allied forces projected SADDAM/ GADDAFI/ ASSAD as monstors & lied n lied, spread horror stories about them.. finally took them out..reality was completely different..truth cant be hide now..we are not fortunate enough to know the truth of HITLERS Germany..Even some doubt about holocaust..but remember whatever progress today we see in US & allies, are all attributed to Hitlers men..Immediate after war, US captured/thereatened all Nazi scientist, technicians, Doctors and put into work in US..from Jet fighter, rockets, space tech, military deviCes to medicine are all contributions of Nazi scientist..Even US stole advanced fighter jets from Germany & reproduced in US and sold..and funny is they hailed as champions of Liberty/Democracy..

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  • Gururaj, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Hitler won the election in 1932 and the Holocaust was in 1941-45 !

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Sometimes education can fuzz people's brains and make them take wrong decisions. The election results in Coastal Karnataka are ample proof that educated ones get brain washed and influenced very quickly. They believe in yarns very easily. The poor marginalized people are more practical and see reality more clearly. It is difficult to hoodwink them.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Coastal people are ambitious but get carried away easily by tall promises.
    It takes them some time to analyze the promises vis-a-vis performace.
    Nevertheless, people get what they deserve!

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  • Peter, Bangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Most of congress voters in Bangalore and in Gulf.

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  • Mahi, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Coastal people are intelligent and they exactly know what they want. They had high hopes from Congress MLA's after the performance of previous BJP govt. But last time congress crossed all limits and they have taken voters for granted. Going forward, only performed people will stay in coastal region.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    So you are undermining the performanceof JR Lobo ? .

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, May 24 2018

    ..In coastal district Congress lost mainly becuase of MLAs double standard during communal/sensitive issues, statements of Prof. bhagwan, Ananth Murthy, Prakash Rai, Mewani and Komu sauharda vedike..Hope Congress take note of this....i believe, in every election 95% of the minorities vote for only one party, this time even they didnt allow JDS to contest to favor a party..still Congress lost..here people are not communal..if communal then Congress wouldnt have won last time..that means so called majorities always vote wisely irrespective religion faith whether its RAI/LOBO/BAVA..so better to stop analysing DK result in communal angle..

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Thu, May 24 2018

    In fact no attempt was made by the Sidhu Govt. to provide fair justice to victims murders, thefts and such other crimes. Almost all crimes were given communal tone instead of apprehending and punishing the criminals. The majority began to feel insecure as far as law and order was concerned. This is one of the major reasons for the congress washout in the twin districts.

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    MODIJI..
    MODIJI.....
    MODIJI......
    I don't want 15 lakhs but Keep my county Safe and secure.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    1st time after independence petrol , diesel prices & dollar against rupee is highest

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  • vasu, mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    You attack Yeddy you will win

    You called Rahul and started attacking Modi, you will definitely lose.

    Siddu Vs Yeddy-Siddhu is a clear winner

    Rahul Vs Modi-Modi is a clear winner

    People in Karnataka are very intelligent.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Thu, May 24 2018

    @David

    Sadly, many more surprises are awaited for Indian economy in spite pf all fake promises.

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  • KRISHNA, MANGALORE

    Thu, May 24 2018

    PLS CHECK PETROL PRICES ..FROM 2003 TO 2014 UPA REGIME U WILL GET THE ANSWER INSTEAD OF BLAMILG NDA

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Jeevan, This is Modiji....................I will answer your prayers. I will retire after May 2019 and make the country safe once again. I know I have messed up badly. Sorry.

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  • Anil, Derebail mlre

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Bank s chowki daar sleeping.. Vacancy vacant,, feel free to apply...for hindutva.

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  • Mohan, Kudla kori

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Dnt worry country nd cows r safer than.. More safer.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    @Mohan, Kudla kori, humans r not safe, country is not safe.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Reading your message if felt that in Nagaland NAGA bitten you........ otherwise you would not post these creepy things here.

    you are not a good or bad person but a half cracked guy LOL........

    BJP lied to the people of coastal Karnataka and even though they are educated(?) fall fray to these marons.......

    Even new MLA will not match JR Lobos vision of improving Mangalore......

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Thu, May 24 2018

    well it was not BJP who polarised on communal lines but, Mr. Siddaramaih who polarised and unified the entire hindu community irrespective of caste. Starting with Shadhi Bhagya - aren't there any hindu women struggling to get married? Tipu Jayanthi - Mr. Ex CM under estimated the marauding history of this Tyrany of Mysore , Killing of 27 Hindy boys all over Karnataka isn't a communal disturbance for Congress but, it was an feeling of insecurity of Hindu community. Stealing our Cows from our stable showing the might and the law enforcers going blind was another major reason for Hindu unity against congress. We Hindus don't want any special treatment , but treat us equally like Indian citizens. we gave more to this country than any other community and we are not expecting any thing more. Hindu community from 1000 years have been killed by the marauding invaders who are still been praised by the leftist and secularist that's the problem. Mr. Rai must know that, even our gods can win a vote not just monotheist god.

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  • arsh, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Brother... i wonder .. how could you vote for bjp thinking you are unsecure everytime from a mere 15-20% minority population ?? you have your majority in central and 20+ states .. still the minorities dare to strive.... and please dont say BJP allow them to strive.. .. !! that would be an irony..

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  • Mahendra Shetty, Mumbai Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    DAVID PAIS,

    PLEASE PRAY...DON'T CRY!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    sure v pray 4 da demolition of cow govt.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, May 24 2018

    EVM was not there in 2013...EVM mystery ...will it ever be cracked?

    Another factor, two national leaders of Congress, Moily and Poojari proved totally useless and liability to Congress. Looking at their caliber/commitment deficiency, even OBCs switched to BJP....

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  • Santhosh Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    My take is as follows
    1. The Cong its leaders and supporters heavily banked on 'Anti Modi ' campaign rather than projecting themselves and the party. Even on social media it was Modi Bashing, deregatory comments Chaiwaala, 15lacs , Feku, etc by minorities. This paved the way for religious polarization.
    2. Pre elections promises of 2013 were not honoured. Kalladka bhat was not arrested. Eventually Midday meal of the poor from his school was snatched . Kabir was not provided justice , No CBI enquiry.
    3. Over appeasement led to embarassment of appeased. Do you expect such candidates to win.
    4. Siddu went to the temple and claimed that he had eaten meat prior to visit, challenged whats going to happen? He lost his home constiuency but the biggest margin and just won another by 1000 votes. Eventually the No 1 CM had to be a peon of HDK.
    Cong is literally written off . They are now left to tag along with JDS for reckoning or survival. Their high command acknowledges this fact and the party members and supporters have to bite the bitter pill to keep RaGa names alive in politics.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Do BJP (its candidates) has the capacity to win the election on its own. Even to win a MLA election they want Modi s name. BJP might be single largest party but the people didnt vote for BJP but for Modi.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    At many places notices were issued to acquire land under TDR without following the Land Acquisition Act 2013. People do not mind development but they have to be adequately compensated. Irrespective of religious beliefs , on many roads taken up for widening and also at other places people voted against Congress. Typical examples are the Red Building Lane at Valencia ward, Alake to Car street, and Durgamahal to Bokkapatna church. Hope MCC realizes the mistake and does not override the law or else Congress will get a drubbing in the next year's municipal and parliamentary elections also.

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  • Neeraj Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    When you lose election you conclude various excuses. If the result would have been the other way around you would have not mentioned the above story.

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Thu, May 24 2018

    BJP won by saying Hinduism is under threat . Nothing more .

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    it's true...ushmein kya ghalat bola. sidda after swamis to divide the religion.

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  • Divya, Bondel

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Isn't it true !

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Dev Kumar & Divya,

    A religion can be under threat only when there will be mass forceful conversions. Or, when people stop believing in God. We see neither in Mangalore - then, how did you two believe in what BJP says ? Your believing itself shows how gullible you guys are.

    Only two religions that threat to Hinduism supposedly, are Christianity and Islam. Tell me, except for a few elopement cases (that affected all religions in general), where did you see conversions ? Did your children who went to Christian schools get converted ? Did any Madrasa convert people to Islam ?

    Well now, you have realized how misleading BJP is just to retain and gain power. BJP further proved this by forming government forcefully. Thank God there was SC to stop it from happening as it did in Goa/Manipur/Tripura. I am sure we Kannadigas (non-BJP of-course) would have never more been humiliated if the forceful government had been taken place.

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  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, May 24 2018

    PEOPLE FROM COASTAL KARNATAKA JUST VOTED FOR MODI. NOTHING ELSE.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Just like once upon a time people used to vote Indira Gandhi, not knowing who is Oscar or who is TA Pai.

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Our message is loud and clear...
    Don't appease any community. Nation first and religion next.
    Jai ho bharath mata.

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  • Luv, Mlore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    do majority appeasement by discarding ang trashing minority ?? !!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    da fundamentals r appeasing 1nly 1 community. india has many communities.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Your statement is in itself so contradictory..................Hahahahaha.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Some one should have asked people to Pray'..

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Some one prayed and yeddy was thrown out of power the very next day 😁

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  • Luv, Mlore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Whatever may be the reason for the poll verdict; quality and calibre of the candidates are definitely improving since the last election ...
    perform or perish. if you falter young guns are waiting to dethrone you; five years time is not eternity..

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    from lies propaganda communal's have won. developments & humanity has lost in d.k., & udupi.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Pray pray pray...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    v prayed & da result is, bjp after winning is like fish w/o water.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I thought you prayed for Congress...and god listened

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  • Indian, mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    wait for one more month to see BJP gaining power in karnataka.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    true or false. where is chaiwala wave????????? in 2008 yeddy bjp got 110 seats. 2018 chaiwala campaign 104 seats. jds was b4 congress.

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  • Tarun, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Have you heard the phrase , god works in mysterious ways ?? 😁

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    congress given free hand to anti nationals to kill people who associated with sangha parivar after collaborating with neighbouring states and PFI...a reason behind fall of congress

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    da cpim party is fit 2 counter rss

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I don't think people like JR Lobo and Pramod Madhwaraj lost because people did not like them. Of corse Ramanatha Rai and Bawa lost because of their appeasing attitudes.
    Infact, people did not like the way Siddaramayya performed. He was giving free goodies and converting karnataka into a state like Tamilnadu. That too while doing this he was segregating peple on the basis of caste and religion. The educated people of DK did not like this and wanted to topple Siddaramayya government. Lobo and Madhwaraj were collateral damages.

    DK is wrongly interpreted by media as the Hindutwa Lab. If it was so, we wouldn't have elected three MLAs from minority religion in Mangalore.

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Thu, May 24 2018

    We Hindus are not against any religion but we oppose VOTE BANK POLITICS... vwe want our nation safe.

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  • S N, Udupi.

    Thu, May 24 2018

    What is your Nation?
    Hindustan, India, or Bharath????

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  • Kiran, BENGALURU

    Fri, May 25 2018

    wht do u think btw and what do u know abt those names that u hve mentioned .
    what did u learn during school days especially social o samaja vignana huh?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    bjp high command poured out lots of money 2 volunters. j.r. lobo un-corrupted man of respected person 2 all communities had no money 2 fight elections.whatever b in karnataka it was not like manipur

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Ramnath raiji..falsely lied his victory earlier due to allah..it hurts sentiments of other's who voted him.

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  • C.T. Thomas, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Does not matter, I request all the Cong leaders and supporters to join JDS . Cong has no future, if not for JDS they would have been wiped out of the state.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Karaavali people hate anti nationals...

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  • Sanith, Bajpe/Mumbai

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Agree with you. Karavali's people hate anti Nationals who walk out during National Anthem.

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  • Shenoy, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Nothing is blown out Just Change thenEVM to Printed ballot papers and tally the same with EVM ....you will know the reality how Sincire Dedicatedand visionery Public servants like JRLobo Bangera and Bawa and Madhwaraj lost.Talk to people in person if they have voted for development or Religion .and you will know the truth .Today frauds have been elected as peoples representatives ,Next election all elected rep will be nodoubtedly crorepathis

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Jagdish Adikari threaten to reveal the mystery behind the religious murders in Dakshina Kannada because ticket was given to Umanath Kotian. He gave a press statement.

    Next Moment Nalin Kumar was seen in Adhikari’s house

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Madhawraj kept price of fish hike..one more reason fall of congress.

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  • Modi, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    I am thankful to all Mangaloreans for supporting me pushing the corrupt Congress out. I will make Mangalore a great city.

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  • gm, mlur

    Thu, May 24 2018

    We have no. of fekus.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    FEKU MODI .
    WHAT ABOUT UP ,RAJASTHAN ,GUJARAT, MADHYA PRADESH ??????
    WHEN YOU WILL FOCUS IN THIS PLACE ??????
    CHANGING NAME TO MODI . WILL MAKE YOU BIGGER FEKU AND WILL ALWAYS MODI WILL REMAIN FEKU ........

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Hindus are angry due to name of the place not changed to Late mulki sundar shetty pioneer of vijay bank. Here also some leaders played a religious card.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    nagpur spreads false news, fake news. acup of chai rs.30/=

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Most of the congress people indulge in inaugural ceremonies all the time and not concentrated much on development. Not worked in ground level in any important issues. Depended only to tarnish image of bjp. Modiji's image undercover there ability..one more reason behind. Even all the times seen these leaders mingling with religious people to increase there vote bank.

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  • Dev Kumar, Connaught Circle/Nagaland

    Thu, May 24 2018

    sometimes i read my comment..and laugh it loudly alone.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    Pls visit kankanady once.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 24 2018

    fundoos wanted hindutva development. not da country.

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