Mangalore: Congress Scores Over BJP in APMC Election
Pics: Spoorthi Ullal/Savitha B R
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS/SP)
Mangalore, Apr 26: Counting of votes in respect of the elections held for the taluk Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), polling for which was held on Sunday April 24, was taken up at 6.30 am on Tuesday April 26 morning. Results have since been announced. By bagging seven out of 14 seats, Congress has taken over the administration of Mangalore APMC once again. The names of winning candidates with votes polled in brackets, are as follows:
General Constituencies: 1. Mulky – Pramod Kumar, Congress (634). 2. Moodbidri – K Krishnaraj Hegde, JDS (623). 3. Vamanjoor – Jayasheela Adyantaya, Congress (451). 4. Yedapadav – Neelaya M Agari, Congress (781). 5. Mangalore – Gangadhar Ullal, JDS (397). 6. Kotekar – Prashant Gatti, BJP (606). He defeated Sukumar Rao, who secured 453 votes.
Puttige (Reserved for women): Jacinta D’Souza of Rajya Raita Sangha (518). Nalini Rai, who stood second, could muster only 356 votes.
Shirtady (Reserved for backward category A): Ratnakar Poojary, JDS (453). He defeated Rukkayya Poojary of Congress (441).
Bajpe: Monappa Shetty Yekkar (414). He defeated Sadanand Rai Kenjar (243).
Beluvai (Reserved for Scheduled Castes): Giriappa Mera, Congress (413). He defeated Krishna Mugera (147).
Suratkal (Reserved for Scheduled Tribes): Chenniappa Naik, Congress (344). He defeated Aitha (94).
Merchants’ constituency: Raghava Shetty, BJP (205). Abdul Hameed of the Congress could secure only 110 seats. One vote was rejected.
Agricultrual Cooperative Marketing Societies Constituency: D B Balakrishna, BJP (41). He defeated Bhaskar Kotian (30).
Agricultural Cooperative Processing Societies constituency: Radhakrishna Kote of BJP (18) defeated Bhaskar S Kotian (13).